Rashida Eli, the most influential female Uyghur painter, was born in an intellectual family in Hami, Xinjiang Province. She was guided and encouraged by her father, who was an art lover, to embark on the road of art. In 1982, she was admitted to the Central Academy of Fine Arts and studied in the First Studio of the Oil Painting Department. The formal training in the academy laid a good foundation for her creation. After graduation in 1987, he returned to Xinjiang and started a family with his lover Najiddin Ezze, who was also an artist. He joined the Xinjiang Painting Academy and began to work for eight years. In 1996, in order to allow her daughter to learn the violin in a better environment, she went to Beijing again to live and create art as a freelancer in Beijing. In 2001, she moved to Canada to accompany her daughter to pursue her music dream. In 2008, she returned to her hometown again and began to create for more than ten years. During this period, she and her lover Najiddin went to Hotan, Hami, Turpan and other places for resident collection, and created a large number of oil paintings, ink paintings and sketches.Read More
During her study in the Central Academy of Arts, Rashida received training in traditional academic painting and created simple classic oil paintings, most of which focused on portraits. Since her junior year, she has been exploring more self-creation and gradually formed her own unique painting style. After graduation, she stepped into the society and felt a more real life in southern Xinjiang. She had more thoughts on the real feelings of reality, and constantly deepened her understanding of painting.
Rashida has a great passion for her paintings and develops a unique perspective of Uyghur painters: The objects Rashida depicts in her works are mostly the lives of ethnic minority figures in Xinjiang. She uses poetic colours to express the ordinary people in the daily life of this ethnic group. This reaction is instinctive and emotional at the same time. The image of the characters and the overall atmosphere of the work are closely intertwined; In each piece, there is a glimpse of Rashida's own spiritual space, which made her stand out in the male-led art industry of the 1990s.
Rashida creates expressive pictures in a freehand way. Her painting language is shaped by her integrity, unyielding artistic personality and infinite passion for creation. Her brushstrokes are full of spirit, and her colours are implicit and ethereal, especially in her ink works: In the 2010 s, she and her children were separated for ten years. During this time, her state of mind and the thoughts of children driven, she created a lot of mother and child theme paintings. The paintings are sensitive to heat west Dan as female thoughts and blurred perceptual power, full of story artistically again at the same time, and most expressive perception, The warm tone reflects a very profound artistic accomplishment and quite mature atmosphere.