Nawal Aouad’s paintings contain a marked textural and emotional depth. The focal point of her painting Amour is a symbol indicating love. She discreetly incorporates Arabic words, such as “laughing” and “family,” around this symbol to support the central concept of her painting. The textual, symbolic, and abstract elements of her painting merge together, creating a cohesive visual manifestation of a very complicated, abstract concept.
A native of Djibouti, Nawal Aouad studied painting in Paris. She has since returned to Djibouti to pursue her painting career.