INTERVIEW: LAYLA JALEEL | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: LAYLA JALEEL

Interviews | March 16, 2021 |

Laylajaleel 001
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel

Interview: Layla Jaleel
Luca Curci
talks with Layla Jaleel during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.

“In our deeper nature, we feel the forest and the expression of love is recognizably held in a tree as a perfect expression of peace, connection, manifestation, expansion, stillness, and power. That is our being”.
Layla is based in Germany and, upon finishing her education in Computer science, she began working as an artist in Dubai in 2017. She has worked on a variety of creative projects. Her works have been showcased in collectives’ exhibitions in the UAE. Dubai opened for her many opportunities to start spreading the spirit of art in the most luxurious places in Dubai. She was nominated for Global Arts Awards in November 2018. In fairy tales naming something gives you power over it; a spell is some words you say that make things happen. These are just concentrated versions of how words make the world and take us into its heart and how metaphor opens up a new possibility: this is what inspires her.

Laylajaleel 002
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel

Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Layla Jaleel
– Small steps to the goal are better than nothing and, as an artist, the useless canvases are your teacher, and believe me I have lots of. I am now more focused on digital and designs, so trying is the best way to discover my inner self.

LC – What is art for you?
LJ
– It’s the soul.

LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
LJ
– Yes, I believe that style change through the years with the thoughts, the different stages of life and feelings. About me, I start from the abstract to see myself in the middle of the forest.

Laylajaleel 003
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel

LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it your medium of expression?
LJ
– Yes, I express a lot with my art because, as I said before, and I really believe it now: “My Art is me”.

LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
LJ
– I feel SATISFIED in all the meanings this word can have.

LC – Can you explain something about the artwork you have in our exhibition?
LJ
– The name of my artwork is “SHE” and I drew it when I felt lost in a particular stage of my life. I wanted to stand and to remain consistent, to be present with strong roots, sharp edges and facing fears. The media I used are charcoal with acrylic paint and golden leaves on paper.

Laylajaleel 004
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel

LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
LJ
– I got an email from your side that “Everything has changed, not our passion. Art will never stop”. So well said!

LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us?
LJ
– Yes!

LC – What do you think about our services?
LJ
– You know what artists need and that’s enough for us.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
LJ
– Everything is possible!

Laylajaleel 005
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel
Laylajaleel 006
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel
Laylajaleel 007
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel
Laylajaleel 008
Image courtesy of Layla Jaleel

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


INTERVIEW: GABRIELE ROTHWEILER

Interviews | May 26, 2022

Gabriele Rothweiler was born in Karlsruhe/ Germany and grow up happily in the countryside nearby. She gets her first camera when she was nine years old. In school she also experimented with painting and graphics. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | May 24, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group Read more


ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2022

Calls | May 21, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE YEAR, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. Read more


Interview: Beáta Czudor

Interviews | May 18, 2022

Sometimes, when we are looking at some pictures, we notice only a system of lines that makes a kind of landscape, an organic form. We don’t really know if that is a river, a tree, or anything else. If we grow a small thing, or if we reduce a big one, we don’t know exactly anymore what we are looking at. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!