Fatima Argun is an abstract artist resident in the Washington, D.C. metro area whose vibrant color palette and whimsical themes are the defining characteristics of her eclectic collection of compositions employing acrylics & mixed media.
Her inspirations are from diverse artistic traditions and mediums, including poetry. The painting “Spring Giddiness” was inspired by a poem of the same name from the Sufi poet, Rumi. Other compositions, such as “All over the Map” and “Anatolian Odyssey” reflect her passion for travel and culture, and her “Vortex” series expresses her love for the simplicity and purity of color. Still others (“Pot au Feu Conspiracy” and “The Circuit”) are her upbeat and often tongue-in cheek renditions of real and imaginary events in the lives of her circle of friends. She describes her art as a collection of "color harmonies and expressive details brought into being by simply tuning into life's creative essence."
Ms. Argun has exhibited in numerous area venues in the DC area, including Touchstone Gallery, 9th Street Gallery, The Art League of Alexandria, VA, The Ellipse Art Center Gallery in Arlington, VA, and ArtOMatic.
My Creative Journey as an Artist
BY FATIMA ARGUN
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 15, 2018
"Paintings are like children-- it's hard to say which one you love the most," so says artist Fatima Argun, as she shares her colorful and vibrant paintings and the inspirations behind them. She shows how she tries to balance colors, shapes, and textures, and explains the various sources of inspiration that give her works a special quality: the richness of the Turkish culture, Rumi's poetry, and the rhythms of music.