Kawthar: Princess of Mali

  “Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are created more beautiful and less fierce, as beauty hates to hurt and harm others. That is why they seem weak to people, but in reality they are not. Angels are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the angelic…

Aïda Touré exhibit Luminous Dark Matter: 8-28 February 2015

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of Aïda Touré’s exhibit “LUMINOUS DARK MATTER” starting 3-6:00pm, Sunday February 8th, 2015 at Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor New York, NY 10031 (corner of 135th street) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aïda Touré: Luminous Dark Matter February 8th – February 28th 2015 In celebration of Black History Month, Rio II…

Salsabil

“… A fountain there, called Salsabil.” ~Qur’an 76:18 “And a dervish is he who is indifferent to everything besides God.” ~Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani (ra) Description: 40″x30″ oil and acrylic on canvas. This painting “Salsabil” is the seventh one of the series “Luminous Dark Matter”, I worked on it for 18 months, it was…

Sabia the Arabian Mystic

Zaid ibn Aslam related that the prophet (pbuh) saw a vision and told his companions about it. The Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) said, (in a dream): “I saw myself following a herd of black sheep. Then a group of white sheep came (and mixed with the black sheep) until they (the white sheep) became so many…

The First Realm

“And remember when thy Lord brought forth from Children of Adam, from their reins, their seed, and made them testify of themselves, (saying): ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They said: ‘Yea, verily. We testify…’ ” 7:172 ~Qur’an “Bow down with those who bow down” 2:44 ~Qur’an Description: 30″x40″ oil & acrylic on canvas. This painting…

Tehuti’s Gems

Description: 18″x24″ oil & acrylic paints on canvas. It was an immense pleasure to work on this painting entitled “Tehuti’s Gems”. This new painting is part of the series “Luminous Dark Matter” which celebrates the attributes of the feminine principle. My intention in developing this series relates to Balance, to Origin and most of all…

Kaniaga Bliss

Medium & size: 22″ x 28″ oil & acrylic on canvas. To purchase prints click here. Description: “Kaniaga Bliss” imposed its colors from the start. I deeply enjoyed working on this painting that took me on a nostalgic yet ecstatic journey. I worked on it in four phases, I laid the different layers and then…

Aminata~Disamu

Medium & size: 24″x30″ oil & acrylic on canvas. To purchase prints, click here. “I was made to love three things from your world: women, and perfume, and the comfort of my eye is in prayer.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) “Paradise lies at the feet of Mothers.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) Description: in a dimension that is ruled…

Kemet Incandescence

  Description: I painted “Kemet Incandescence” for the album cover of “Ancestral Devotion” the new CD by Jazz musician Lonnie Plaxico. The piece was inspired from Africa’s ancient art that captures the spirituality of African culture, its reverence for the feminine principle and the sacredness of music. In experimenting with this different yet ancient genre of two…