Khuzeima Alwani


Artist biography

Khuzeima Alwani is an established contemporary visual artist, Khuzeima Alwani was born in 1935. Artists Diane Simpson, Maria Auxiliadora, Jan Adriaensens, Helen Ashbee, and Kiki Kogelnik (Estate) are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Khuzeima Alwani

Khuzeima Alwani was born in 1935 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.