Huda Jamal is a 21-year-old Bahraini artist whose paintings, which combine reality with imagination, are inspired by her observations of the world and her love for the architecture of theatre scenography. The concept of this acrylic artwork on Canson paper by Jamal revolves around the high proportion of child marriages in developing countries. ‘The painting includes what seems like a wedding portrait, with a figure on the left signifying the groom, whereas the bride remains absent from the scene; instead, a child sits on the ground, accompanied by a toy,’ says the artist.
This article is part of The Womanhood Issue. To read this article digitally click here to buy a digital copy of the issue. To read the entirety of this article in print, click here or here to order a print copy of the issue.
The views of the authors and writers who contribute to Sekka, and the views of the interviewees who are featured in Sekka, do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Sekka, its parent company, its owners, employees and affiliates.