Julia Ibbini

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


I'm half-Jordanian, half-British and I grew up in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, I live in the heart of the city with my daughter and two fluffy cats.  I make art that consists of many layers of drawings, photographs and paintings manipulated digitally. I’m obsessed with patterns, colour and texture and spend many hours rearranging layers of data on a screen until they make sense to me. Many of the pieces are about a sense of identity, or finding one’s way or place in life, a journey which I feel compelled to share.  My work has been sold to art collectors worldwide, corporations and hotels.  Also, I’m on a mission to connect the art-loving community in Abu Dhabi with artists based locally and in 2013 set up an artist-led organization called No White Walls