COYA Abu Dhabi, the purveyor of Peruvian cuisine and supporter for artistic community is delighted to collaborate with Emirati artist Maha Al Mazrouei and showcase her latest collection, ‘Elements’, on the walls of the vibrant restaurant.
Following an enlightening exhibition by the talented artist at COYA Dubai in 2021, the innovative lifestyle brand is delighted to bring her powerful, striking works to the UAE capital. The partnership continues COYA Abu Dhabi’s dedicated efforts to promoting women empowerment and supporting local creative talent from across the region.
Specialising in oil canvas paintings, Maha Al Mazrouei explores strands of abstract expressionism to reach the minds and souls of her audience. Inspired by nature, she aims to translate the hidden beauty around her into moving works of art. To her, art is a place where viewers can experiment and experience different emotions, and her work is inspired by iconic abstract painters such as Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.
Using oil paints from start to finish, her paintings are rich in texture, shades and contrast, while her palette-knife abstract style creates a unique element of cubism that almost looks three-dimensional when admired from different angles.
Most of all, Maha’s creativity stems from her love of meditation. She believes that “creativity and meditation go hand in hand to create art that will make a difference to the viewer.”
After studying at the Northwest College of Art US and the Royal Academy of Arts UK, Maha’s works have been displayed at famous venues such as the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah Vitavelli Maldives and in some of Dubai International Airport’s most exclusive lounges. In 1996, one of her paintings was also selected to be used on a national stamp for the UAE postal authorities.