In my work, it is important for me to achieve a sense of melancholy, a reflection of myself. Through my work I try to achieve a sense of internal alienation and defamiliarization with the viewers, with the help of my subject’s external uninviting gaze. When I paint, it is natural for me to add a grotesque feel to the skin. That is how I conceive the outer image of people.
– Amna Rahman, “Self Portrait”