Batoul is a (Naarm) Melbourne based artist, psychology student, and art teacher. Her interest in theatre, cinema, and music has expanded her artistic curiosity and led her into experimenting and working with a diverse range of mediums, such as painting, photography, mixed media, projection, video art, and installation.
Her degree in Psychology influences a lot of the concepts that she tries to tackle through her work, as well as the seductive concept of art as a medium of expression and a state of being. Her recent paintings illustrate surreal scenes and characters, with a core dominance of blue colour. Batoul’s self-photography aims to capture the intensity of a feeling and how the human body represents it.
Batoul has been exhibiting her work in Melbourne’s art galleries like Blackcat Gallery and the Incinerator Gallery. Her work aims to reflect themes such as identity, exile, internal conflicts, change, poetry, feminism, mental health, and social issues.
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Batoul’s work intends to convey the intensity of nostalgic emotions from a personal lens and experience. In her work, Batoul tries to tell a story of her nostalgic scars (home, love, and time). Time does not feel linear to her, but somewhat surreal in some of its events, especially events that relate to Damascus, her hometown in Syria. Batoul's surreal paintings do not try to bring back memories but show what nostalgia does to us.
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