Starry Skies
Acrylic and Pen on paper
50 x 70 cm

Nadja Farah Bratland Asghar:
Empathy and Introspection

As an artist, my work is deeply rooted in the human experience. I create mixed media pieces and paintings that explore the complexity and depth of human emotions. My work often focuses on individuals who are feeling displaced or disconnected from their environment, creating a slightly dysphoric feeling that is meant to stir the emotions of the viewer.

My creative process is driven by the desire to capture the nuances of human emotion and convey them visually. I strive to create work that is both aesthetically engaging and emotionally resonant. To achieve this, I draw from a wide range of materials and techniques, combining materials in unexpected ways to create unique and layered textures.

Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create work that invites viewers to engage with their own emotions and to connect with the humanity of others. Through my pieces, I hope to encourage empathy and introspection, as well as to explore the hidden complexities of the human experience.


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