Rabab is an Egyptian artist living in Dubai for the past 17 years. As a child, she grew up watching her mother draw and make things with her hands every single day and that’s how she learned to work with a free spirit.
Years later she started to take painting lessons and developed her own style. She is inspired by artists like Paul Guiragossian and Henri Matisse, and is always on the search for new inspiration. The creation of her art is a rather intuitive and discovering process.
As an artist, I use paint and other media to express externally what’s going on in my mind, body and spirit.
My process begins directly on the canvas, I begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be.
I build layer after layer… letting go and covering some things and keeping others, and I’m always pleasantly surprised, by the end result on my canvas. It's a Spiritual process of letting go and opening up at the same time and just like in life, things figure themselves out!
My work covers a wide variety of mediums that include collections of abstract art paintings, contemporary mixed media collage art, recycled paper art, ceramic & wood pieces.
I also believe that art is an essential tool for community improvement and healing. I aim to create art pieces that engage and benefit my community in a way that brings people together overcoming their social status, language and ethnicity and unite them for a meaningful cause.
Nov 2013 – Solo Exhibition “The Beautiful ones” – Create studio, Dubai.
Mar 2014 – Group exhibition – Muse Artz Gallery , Dubai.
Dec 2014 – Solo Exhibition – We love art – West Elm – Dubai.
Jun 2015 - Solo Exhibition – We love art – West Elm – Dubai.
Mar 2016 – Group Exhibition Eva2 - International Women’s day – Dubai
Apr 2017 – World art Dubai – World trade center, Dubai.
May 2017 – Solo exhibition – My tribe – Fairmont The palm – Dubai.
May 2017 – Home without borders exhibition – The workshop Dubai
Jun 2017 – Exhibit at West Elm Yas mall , Abu Dhabi.
Aug 2017 – Amsterdam International Art Fair – Amsterdam, Holland
Nov 2017- A message of love exhibition – Al Sinyar gallery, Dubai.
Apr 2019 – World art dubai "I will protect you" - art installation
May 2019 – Participating artist in “Artist Playground” by Pullman JLT
May 2019 – Organizer of “Fridge art initiative” as part of the Ramadan sharing fridges initiative
Sept 2019 - Synergy group Exhibition - INDEX 2019