"Desaprender means Unlearn in Spanish. Unlearning in Psychology, is the process through which we break down the origins of our thoughts, attitudes, behaviours, feelings and biases. It means challenging everything we’ve come to know as “the way things are supposed to be” and embracing “the way things are”. Unlearning can help improve self growth, forgiveness, self-compassion and self love. Unlearning what I know."
Title : Desaprender (Unlearn) (2021)
Artist : Nina Khalil
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Size : 3 feet x 2.5 feet (102 cm x 76 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