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Nadia Lazizi  Edinburgh, Scotland

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About Nadia

My paintings centre around figurative representations of the human form. I work predominantly with oils on canvas/linen. I seek to represent and capture a fleeting moment in time, a transient image of contemplation that is a combination of dreams and reality.

This is achieved by a careful construction of mood and atmosphere which is created by the deliberate juxtaposition of the central figure against an ambiguous background, defined by intense artificial lighting and a restricted colour palette. This projects the image outwards towards the viewer, establishing its presence within the central frame of the canvas. The play of light and shadows conveys an effect that is both welcoming and remote, it distorts the image and produces an abstract quality arising from the gradual fading of parts of the image from sight.

It intensifies an ephemeral moment which is interpreted by the viewer in their own personal way, yet being guided by the ambience and composition of the image as a whole.

The works possess a contemporary tone which is achieved through the integration of a soft-focus, chiaroscuro and dry brush techniques combined with an illustrative edge.

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"I love your work Nadia it's breathtaking.....I am preforming arts, you work fits me..."

"This is beautiful and very haunting in a way. the different shades and textures and devine and it's vrey capitvating ina such a way that's undescribable."

"MY SLIGHT CRITIQUEpic a; relaxed at the warmth of peaceful pleasure.pic b; affinity to intimate ideas and custom."

"i had to linger here---taking a closer look.i wanted to know more.then i read, "The play of light and shadows conveys an effect that is both welcoming and remote..."now i know why this art struck such a deeply resounding chord...this artist paints me."

"Calm and mysterious."

"Eerie but strangely peaceful in a very unique way. Fantastic structure!"

"I love it!! its beautiful!!"

"Beautiful as the moment can be.....I love it. Thank you. Sincerely, Tamara Coper-TamaraDesign, Sweden"

"Great use of chiaroscuro, though I think that there should be more of a narrative in the works for the method to work better."

"I love the colors and the mood. They are such a simple pallet yet very detailed. I could definately find a place to put these on the wall."

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