Born in 1998, Emna DAOUD is a Tunisian painter graduated from the "École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy" and based in Paris.Her work is exhibitedin France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Canada, Miami, New York and London, both in galleries and at fairs and museums.In September 2023, Emna will join the Ateliers du Plessix-Madeuc residency in Saint-Jacut-De-La-Mer, Brittany, France.
The artist is originating from "Sidi Bou Saïd", an emblematic village of the richness and diversity of Tunisian culture, where Andalusian, Arab and Berber influences blend harmoniously and continually nourish her painting.
The decorative motifs of arabesques, local crafts and ceramics reveal an exceptional cultural heritage and have profoundly shaped and nourished her artistic identity.
The vivid and velvety texture of the fruits present in her daily environment in Tunisia is an invitation to an unforgettable sensory experience. Emna would later rediscover these same sensations through the works of Louyse Moillon, aFrench17th-century still-life painter.
On large-format canvases, she depicts fragments of fruit and ceramics concentrating on the most vivid and expressive parts of the subject, such as the velvety texture inside a fruit or the fragment of a ceramic that reveals a pattern.She focuses the viewer's attention on the most vibrant details of these objects, their hidden beauty, vibrancy, and presence.
In this way, Emna rehabilitates these elements of everyday life that are not always perceived at their true value.