Oumaima Choua is a self-taught artist of Moroccan heritage who was born in The Netherlands. Her hyperrealistic portraits explore the psychology of her subjects by portraying them on large
canvasses. Choua has crafted her style over many years, experimenting with shapes, textures, tones and different medium.
Using her preferred medium of graphite and charcoal, Choua uses her large scale works to evoke the emotions, thoughts and feelings of her subjects whilst capturing the essence of the human
experience. Her striking use of light and tone immortalise the figures in her work, giving them an ethereal quality. Often bare skinned and in dramatic poses, each work tells a story of not only the creative process but the artist’s own connection with the figures she recreates. For Oumaima Choua, drawing has been a part of her her whole life. As a curious and observant youngster, Choua loved to explore the colours and shapes found in her surroundings. On the blank page her imagination runs wild. Her works are a limitless space in which she expresses her freedom and creativity, giving people stories and worlds where they can project their own experiences. As she continues to perfect her style, Choua has debuted her work at the International Art Fair 2021
in the Van Gogh Gallery, Austria. Still based in the Netherlands, when Choua is not drawing, she enjoys keeping fit, reading books, and creating content for her fans on social media.
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