"I painted this during lockdown 2020 when for the first time KL city was lifeless. It lost its colors and life. I needed to stay hopeful and painting the city with bright colors was the only way to get my mind off the situation. During this difficult time, taking care of our mental health is key. Painting the city with bright colors gave me a sense of calmness during a chaotic situation. Do whatever it takes to take care of your mental health in your own way."
Title : Bringing life to KL City - Lockdown 2020 (2020)
Artist : Nina Khalil
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Size : 1.9 feet x 1.3 feet (59 cm x 42 cm)
A little bit about the artist
Nina Khalil is a self-taught painter from Malaysia who does mostly abstract expressionism art, subconsciously and intuitively. Her art evolves as she heals. She often portrays the concept of duality in her paintings, ie. covering both colourful and the shadow sides of things. Growing up, Nina struggled expressing her emotions, so art is her way of expressing herself. Art to her is a sacred sharing of feelings and thoughts of an artist that is tangible.
“Art is the definition of the unspeakable truth. ” - Nina Khalil