NEW YORK, N.Y, November 16, 2020 – Mariam Rajput, Award-Winning Visual Artist, and Arabic Calligraphist, is pleased to announce the official release of her 2020 Collection; “The Sea and Its Pearls; A Collection of Works”. Rajput’s inspiration for this long-awaited collection is derived from Islamic Texts, Persian Poetry, and the beauty of the natural world. Her work tackles a difficult and emotive issue in American Art Culture without being didactic or heavy-handed. The work is neither meant to be a religious lesson or a sermon and provides no answers, but instead creates a contemplative space that encourages the audience to think about the beauty of Islamic Art, Arabic Calligraphy, and Abstract landscapes in a way that engenders a sense of hope and the possibility of change.
The Sea and its Pearls; A Collection of Works will feature 14 conceptual paintings inspired by Quran and Ahadith. The focus of this year’s collection of works will be on the abstraction of nature and its values as they’re implied behind weighty concepts derived from Holy Texts. Each painting has been hand sketched and drenched in 24k Gold, blends of oil paint, gel mediums, and watercolor pigments. Rajput’s ‘The Sea and Its Pearls’ was created to carry the concept of peace and self-love; each painting telling the story of hope and inspiration as it was derived from Islamic Texts originating centuries before our time.
Associate Curator for MSA New York, Amirah Hussain states “There is a remarkable excitement in the art world today for creative visionaries and breakthroughs beyond the conventional definition of ‘Fine Art’. Mariam’s paintings are a compelling blend of dynamic color palettes and labor-intensive details, the likes of which have never been presented so harmoniously before. I am excited for what will be an unforgettable encounter with the union of classic Islamic art and contemporary design.”
The 2020 Collection will be released on Friday, November 20th, and can be viewed directly on the artist’s website; www.mariamrajput.com
For more information on ‘The Sea and Its Pearls; a Collection of Works’, or to learn about Mariam’s upcoming exhibitions, please visit www.mariamrajput.com @mariamraj on Instagram or email [email protected]
About the Artist
Rajput is a Graduate of Stockton University with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in
Applied Behavior Analysis with a Minor In Clinical Psychology. Her perception of Art
incorporates a dynamic message meant to span across diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of perceptive thought. Rajput has received numerous curatorial recognitions through Art Collection Organizations such as Saatchi art and last year her collection sold out within weeks.
Rajput’s work has been commissioned by private organizations and auctioned for thousands of dollars in support of causes supporting women’s rights, education, and free legal services for victims of violence, hate crimes, and islamophobia. Rajput’s work has been acquired by corporate and private collections, including for members of the Jordanian and UAE Royal Families, the British Private Collective, and numerous private collections in the United States, Canada, and Internationally.
Name: Mariam Rajput, Award-Winning Visual Artist
Address: P.O Box 102, Absecon NJ 08201
Phone: (609) 957-0783
Email: [email protected]
Country: United States
Website URL: www.mariamrajput.com