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‘Allegro’ by Sheeba Khan


Despite having a fairytale childhood (the likes of which are written about by Rudyard Kipling and Edgar Rice Burroughs) and a luxurious pampered life in Dubai for 20 years, I went through a very dark and depressing phase. That’s when, almost touching 40s, I discovered art. Art was magically awoken in me to save me. The Xanax pills my doc prescribed were flushed down the toilet as I chose to fight my state of mind. I picked up a tiny discarded jar in the kitchen and decided to give it a new life, little realizing that in reality the jar gave me a new life. One bottle led to another and someone who had never painted in her entire life before suddenly became a passionate, well-known artist. In the last four years, I have painted relentlessly, like my life depends on it (and it does actually). I have a renowned curator representing me in New Jersey, one of my pieces has made it to the permanent collection of prestigious museum in South Korea and I have signed up with a well-known gallery on Palm Island, Dubai. I am in talks with galleries in Paris and London. Not bad for shy Indian housewife and ‘stay-at-home’ mom.People tell me I am a role model for women because of how I reinvented myself post 40. I feel like Cinderella, only the glass slipper has been replaced by a brush.

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Allegro is based on music, cheerful  and lively played quickly. It’s an inside look into the minds of composers. While we see the clean, orderly score sheets, deep down in their minds its raw, passionate and crazy.
Its like an explosion of notes trying to burst out.
89 x 74 cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
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