Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Artist: Ramzi Musa
Posted by Florence Hodesdon
Despite enduring a week of rain, I do believe that summer is just around the corner when I look at Ramzi Musa’s vibrant artwork. Musa’s artwork, in particular his Indian ink collection, combines the softness of a water based form whilst simultaneously clashing it with bursts of exotic colour. It is both comforting and exciting.
Despite his age (Musa is only 22), this University of Leeds graduate has seen his ink paintings transformed into fashion prints for Browns Focus – allowing his creation to be both functional and a piece of beauty.
Ramzi Musa uses his eye for colour and shape to create dynamic and striking portraits; ‘Copying someone’s face is boring, capturing an element of someone’s character interests me far more.’ This aim most definitely comes through - the use of brash poses with the splattering of vivid colour in specific areas conveys desire and energy. Far more so than any realist portrait, we get a sense of the speed – the need to capture that moment and to inscribe it with personal angst or passion.
Ramzi Musa is most defiantly lightening up the art work with his gorgeous and intense paintings. With the fear of sounding too much like a cliché; he is definitely one to watch.