Bio:

Maitha Demithan was born in 1989 in Dubai. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Zayed University. In 2009 Demithan's first scanography series of self-portraits titled Documentation, was exhibited at Lateefa bint Maktoum's studio and the gallery Tashkeel. Demithan exhibited her work at the Brisbane Biennial, Art Dubai.  She currently lives and works in Dubai.

Statement:

Maitha Demithan’s oeuvre combines several mediums: photography, scanography, painting, drawing and photo transfer.  Demithan’s subjects are people from her immediate surroundings - family members, friends, colleagues, thus representing typical figures from Emirati society. She created dream-like portraits by scanning separate body parts, then assembling, and layering them on top of each other.  While rooted in tradition, Demithan’s work also reflects the multifaceted, colourful culture of her home country with the human figure in its epicentre.

 

Growth, Mixed Media/ Scanography, 2015, Maitha Demithan

Growth, Mixed Media/ Scanography, 2015, Maitha Demithan