Hadil Moufti is a Saudi artist who uses paint, colour and objects to depict fantastical landscapes and imaginary worlds.
Hadil graduated from the Parsons School of Design in Paris with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992. Her works have been exhibited and collected in Saudi Arabia, India, Lebanon, Bahrain, England, and the United Arab Emirates.
Born in Jeddah, she has lived in Africa, India, France and England. She settled in the United Arab Emirates last year with her husband and two children, and works from her studio in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood of Dubai.
My paintings are of colourful atmospheres and emotions, somewhere between dreams and realities. My quest is to capture the spirit of an imaginary world and to create intrigue, thus inviting the viewer to create her own interpretation.
Thinking is done through the act of painting. I enjoy a plan-less process of painting and drawing, the mixing of colours and playfully experimenting with different materials, textures and objects. I work mainly on a large scale to create a strong impact. My favoured means of applying the paint is with my hands. It is a very emotional and physical task.
Having lived in many different countries, regrettably, or perhaps fortunately, I find I do not have a sense of belonging to any one place or peoples. My background has resulted in work that is not relevant to a political or social agenda. The lack of a Nation to associate with, coupled with my deep sense of the fantastic, has driven me to create my own universe, expressing a personal point of view of an illusionary world.