Artwork of the Day: Abstract Composition, Mona Hassan
In this watercolor, Mona pushes the boundaries of the medium, painting with solid black and bold, vibrant, primary colors in a composition that brings to mind the oil paintings of abstract expressionist Sam Francis. Using a self-styled method, Mona’s use of a full spectrum of color, along with her keen compositional sense, has become her trademark.
Mona calls herself “a naive artist,” though strains of impressionism, expressionism and surrealism show up in her pastels, oils and watercolors. She has exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Saudi Arabia and her native Egypt.