Moroccan-born artist, Taha Benadada, creates “Naturescapes”, where the strong contrast between light and dark dramatizes his subjects and turns each large canvas into a meditative environment.
Images: (Left to Right)
Taha Benadada, A call from the other shore (In memory of my dad), oil on canvas
Taha Benadada, Faith, oil on canvas
Taha Benadada, Summer Night, oil on canvas
I believe that painting is a language; it is another way to communicate visually, feelings, emotions and thoughts.
My work mostly refers to nature and to the human being. Sunsets, sunrises, landscapes seascapes and cityscapes are my excuses to start and turn a blank canvas in to a meditative environment.
My palette and my large brushes are my tools to express my feelings, transmit my energy and describe my emotions.
The use of the strong contrast between lights and dark in my compositions is a way to tell a story, to translate my dreams my memories, my moods and also to evoke the line between the opposites such us beginnings and endings, hope and fear, cruelty and compassion…
When it comes to my philosophy of painting, I manage to combine the abstract quality of paint, thick and thin, texture, value, tone, colors… in this case the superficial appearance of the canvas with the subject matter in order to create a unique surrounding.
My paintings are about the expressive effect of light and dark, it is also about the spiritual connection and the dramatic change of our life.
My canvases are the pages of my diary.