|Country:||Palestinian Territory, Occupied|
Majdal Nateel was born in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza, in 1987. Nateel’s works are loaded with symbolism. The source of her inspiration is her home Gaza and its people. As with many other Gaza-based artists she uses her art to liberate herself from the anguish of the tragedies of Israeli incursions and bombings of the strip. Yet, despite these tragic circumstances and perhaps as a result of them she applies bright and vibrant colors such as yellow in her new works to propose a new appreciation of life. Therefore, there is a kind of juxtaposition in her current works where life and death, destruction and hope are not only contrasted but seem to co-exist. During the bombings she would put her brush to paper and let her emotions flow on the sound of bombs.