Shamsia Hassani’s art gives Afghan women a different face, a face with power, ambitions, and willingness to achieve goals. The woman character used in her artworks portrays a human being who is proud, loud, and can bring positive changes to people’s lives. During the last decade of the post-war era in Afghanistan, Shamsia’s works have brought in a huge wave of color and appreciation to all the women in the country.
Her artworks have inspired thousands of women around the world and have given new hope to female Afghan artists in the country. She has motivated hundreds of Afghans to bring in their creativity through her graffiti festival, art classes, and exhibitions in different countries around the world.
“I am from Afghanistan, a country famous for war. Let’s change the topic, let’s bring peace with art.”
She confided to Vice: “Some people think that art is not allowed in Islam,” she says. “And then they feel they should arrest me. And some of them come and say bad things to me.”
And for USD135, she will deliver a piece of her soul, printed on paper, everywhere in Europe.
Her original works of art are currently sold out but you can email directly the artist and be patient.
Art changes people’s minds
and people change the world.