The exhibition, under the title, “Memories of War and Love”, displays Saeed’s works that masterfully appeal to one’s feelings, memories and thoughts. By “using photographic archives of the last century,” the artist forms a collage of fragmented, yet connected images that represent the complex state of human emotions everywhere.
Saeed, an architect, has first tapped into her passion for this kind of art two years ago out of what she describes as “coincidence”. The artist says that the main inspiration behind her works are old photographs that address her feelings and motivate her to condense this surge of emotions in a collage of similar – and contrasting – old images. She refuses to strictly define the emotions that each work evokes, preferring to invite every individual to delve into their own feelings and experiences to interpret the emotional baggage of each work.”
‘Memories of War and Love’ – the universality of feelings, The Jordan Times, 5 August 2010
Ghadeer Saeed a Jordanian architect and artist was born in Bin Ghazi, Libya and raised up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and studied architecture in Amman. After practicing architecture in some of the best engineering offices in town she developed her passion for art through digital works of photography and artistic digital collage. Saeed’s work is a profound search into beauty by employing photography, digital manipulation of layering, and creative ways of composing interpretive emotional images. Her work is innovative and very personalized yet connected to its local context, human memories and contemporary urban life.