Moroccan-born and Canadian-raised, painter Tringa Khadija invites viewers to wander from reality into the path of discovery through their own imaginations. Khadija’s work includes large scale paintings and intricate, abstract drawings on paper. The artist has been influenced by the Moroccan culture’s architecture and colors, her travels through France and Spain and experiencing the multicultural richness of this part of the world. She is a member of RAAVE: Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (Grouping of Visual Arts Artists from Quebec) and Council of the Crafts of Art of Quebec (Conseil des Métiers d'Art du Québec).
Always fixated on riding the waves of the creative mind, Khadija developed an impressive interest in how the brain works through her time volunteering with patients of dementia. With a compulsion to abandon all real or imaginary constraints in the process, emotion at its core holds center in the work. Bold silhouettes and shapes reveal themselves through a glaze technique, and Khadija’s oil paintings thus swirl into voluptuous abstraction as does the rhythm of one’s mind. “The canvas is my map, the medium my fuel, and my mind has no frontier,” says the artist.