Amani Haydar is a lawyer and self-taught artist who explores themes of justice, gender, nature, loss and identity through painting and mixed media. Her self-portrait, Insert Headline Here is a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize and her painting The Plight of the Victims is a finalist in the 2018 Law Society of NSW Just Art Prize.
Working from her home in Western Sydney, Amani’s paintings and illustrations incorporate vivid colour and bold patterns influenced by Islamic geometry and textiles. Her figurative works often depict women in a range of positions and expressions of bittersweet emotion. In her still life works, Amani explores patterns and rhythms found in nature, capturing a range of textures and colours, often incorporating ceramics and other decorative elements into the composition.
My works currently available at diversARTy gallery