I feel so many times that I am three artists in one body:
*An artist who is inspired by her self, and nothing in the outside world inspires her.
I dig inside myself and then it comes out.
I don't get influenced from the outside world, because my life is full of mystery and chapters, I constantly exploring my own identity through every piece of art I make.
*An artist who is very good at connecting with people, in digging in their soul and mind, who is always exploring and who is eager to see, learn, and practice new things.
*An artist who is extremely affected by women's history, by their struggle, by their pain, and by their ups & downs, and how the effect of culture and religion played a big role in shaping their identity.
I feel them, because I lived with them most of my life, they are my mother, sisters, relatives, friends, and neighbors. They are my history, my mirror, and a big reflection of who I am today.
Asiya Alsharabi is a Yemeni artist. She started as a journalist, photographer then shifted to the art scene detailed and descriptive. As a middle Eastern female artist, she faced many challenges during her career as a photographer, but she has also turned her lens to art photography in an effort to capture the energy and personality of Arab women who are, through cultural strictures, not allowed to be photographed.
She uses a self developed technique that expresses and focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on the underlying struggles of women surrounded the world.
Her work questions the effect of culture and religion on female identity.
©2018 -2019 Asiya Alsharabi