Traveling through her paintings, where colors and shapes feed her imagination.
Saloua is passionate about the flexibility of this form of visual communication.
Textured and colored surfaces, expressive and fine works at the same time. Her brushes dance with the music and the surrounding atmosphere in her studio.
Music guides her movements and her imagination dictates colors.
She likes playing with the contrast between matte and glossy as well as with the transparency of colors.
Child, Saloua spent a lot of time in her mother’s studio, painter by passion, having toured museums, fairs, art galleries with her father, Saloua don’t hesitate to introduce her children to her passion. Computer engineer by training and painter by passion.
Art critic by:
Stig Åke Stålnacke
Saloua’s art, filled with poetic warmth and vitality
It was exactly what I needed on that tired, listless, lethargic day.
Deep inside I was crying out for a paean of poetic warmth and vitality.
Put simply, I wanted to feel that my life had a deeper meaning and sense the
beating pulse of a life lived to the full.
At the time, the life that surrounded me was largely worn out, exhausted
and humdrum. My soul wept at the endless drudgery of it all.
I had also grown tired of my work as an art critic. As I trudged around
from one gallery and exhibition to the next, I was growing increasingly
disappointed. I was longing to see a trace of curiosity, joy or vitality.
Instead, I encountered pictures that had already lost any spark of life (if
they had ever had one in the first place).
This might seem a long introduction, but it is necessary to describe
what I felt when I encountered Saloua’s visual worlds filled with the pure joy
In truth, it had been years since I last stood in front of a work of art
that so powerfully moved my innermost soul.
Yes, I would say that this art had a power and a soulfulness to it that
carved a deep furrow straight into the most important part of me; the place
inside me where my love and my lifeblood and the most essential aspects of me
So there I stood; happy and almost ecstatic at being granted an insight
into an artist’s secret, holy source of energy.
Happy to be able to see works by an artist who digs deep inside
themselves and manages to create works of art that are filled with exactly what
every art lover is seeking but so rarely finds.
The name of the artist whose works managed to enchant me so completely
Most of all, I am transfixed by an art work in a huge format which
shouts out loud and bubbles over with vitality.
I think that a painting like this can very well stand comparison with
works by Jackson Pollock.
Mark me well; what Saloua is doing and displaying is absolutely not
illustration attempting to imitate art; these works are pictures in which the
brush dances wildly around the canvas, where freedom is total. Such paintings
can only be created by someone who is not and has never allowed themselves to
be disciplined by rules or enslaving conventions.
I also see other works by Saloua that are more reminiscent of – resemble
– rocks or clenched fists, powerful blocks with an intrinsic energy.
But what I find attractive about these works is not their external
power, but the “scribbles” that one can make out. In them I see a secret
language, a message that I am keen to interpret although I rarely succeed in
In winding letters and symbols, Saloua writes her messages to me – the
viewer – and those of us who receive these signs from the artist are astounded,
delighted or read our own longing into the pictures.
Finally, I would interpret Saloua’s art as being like the rock carvings
of the distant past.
Messages from Saloua to me and to all those who experience the joy of
encountering her letters of love.
Stig Åke Stålnacke
Art Critic - member AICA
(International Art Critic Association)