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Naeemah Petersen

I started drawing and painting at an early age. I come from a creative family so art was always something that was encouraged. In 2008 I decided to go an adventure. This led me to the UAE where I lived for nine years.

I was fortunate enough to work with and live amongst people from all over the world. I met people who escaped genocide – who have, in their short lives, survived war, people who have been dripping in opulence since birth, and people who have little chance of ever escaping the threat of dispossession. I was inspired by the different ways in which they navigate their mortality, and how there is ultimately a strange connective tissue that binds us. My work is mostly figurative – mysterious human beings, sometimes peering at us from beneath their models of the world. We don’t share their view, but we see them.