This summer has probably been one of the toughest ones: not being able to see my friends (screens don’t count), working from home, studying from home, dealing with all the emotions and reactions related to the BLM movement. The pandemic has brought out the good and the bad in many people and I’m not going to lie, it’s been difficult dealing with the bad. This is why I love that Rita’s artwork was able to bring a smile to my face and gave me something to laugh about.
Rita Hisar is an emerging Contemporary Artist based in Toronto, who works with a knife and acrylic paint to create paintings that explode with colour. She is a former refugee lawyer/teacher who has been creating art her entire life but only recently has she been able to share it in exhibits in New York, London, Miami, and Toronto.
Rita has been trying to capture hope and humour in their paintings during this difficult time, while also trying to challenge herself to try something new in the form of figure paintings.