Noura Unrau’s unique artistry comes from an ever-evolving and deeply personal perspective. After her studies in ancient Egyptian history and graduating with a degree in Tourism, Noura continued to pursue her passion for art and develop her unique feminist style. Her arresting bold aluminum mesh sculptures and mixed media pieces explore various themes with a focus on the expression of womanhood.
Through the use of reclaimed fabric, industrial content, personal mementos, and found material, Noura draws on her own interpretation of works by artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Warhol and the Pre-Raphaelites during her creative process.
Her greatest passion lies in creating tactile 3D artwork and transforming reclaimed textile, bark and hardware into avant-garde pieces that are both thought and dialogue provoking.
I take great pride in utilizing a wide variety of objects from the world around me. Each part that contributed to the creative process has a memory of its own, one that has organically metabolized into an artwork. Whether it’s the ephemeral folds of fabric bent over wire mesh sculptures that exult the beauty of the female form, or a pre-loved memento that has redeemed another lifetime within a canvas, the pieces tell stories that have different interpretations to the beholder.
With a lot of my artwork, I endeavour to embed as much content from our daily lives into the pieces I create to preserve little memories, and cherished keepsakes of our being that are otherwise perishable.