Saliha Staib

Bonheur

Bonheur
Oil on Linen, 30 x 40, $4500

Lightness

Lightness
Oil on Linen, 32 x 32, $4600

Spring

  Spring
Oil on Linen, 40 x 40

Chants de Cotton I

  Chants de Cotton I
Mixed Media on Canvas, 38 x 38

Red Cotton II

  Red Cotton II
Oil on Linen, 30 x 40

Chants de Cotton II

  Chants de Cotton II
Mixed Media on Canvas, 38 x 38

Untitled

  Untitled
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Spring Cotton

  Spring Cotton
Oil on Linen, 40 x 50

Untitled II

  Untitled II
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

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Artist Statement

Still possible to paint from nature. Saliha Staibs Cotton series shows, moreover, that it is possible to do that both within and without traditional boundaries, both by mirroring natures surface and referring far beyond it. For Staibs target is at once a natural object and a denatured one that most Southern of natural icons, the cotton plant.
Look at Staibs surfaces briefly, without thinking, and you will find an inviting play of gentle colour.