“When I paint, I forget everything that happens around me – it has a therapeutic effect”
Atusa Jafari is a 19-year-old artist from Darmstadt who displays a dedication and aesthetic sense beyond her years. Atusa works day jobs as a model and a translator, but her passion lies with painting; she started drawing as an escape from classes in school.
This escape quickly progressed into painting and a drive to turn her art into a career. Inspired by expressionism, her experiences with different people and their histories, Atusa makes bold emotive artworks tinged with the mysterious.
“As long as I am able to paint and stay healthy, that alone needs to be appreciated and is something to be happy about instead of trying to be the fanciest artist, You should do it for yourself, not because you need to accomplish something.”
Together with Atusa and her hometown sneaker store Asphaltgold, adidas x Girls Are Awesome produced a limited edition T-shirt featuring her lovely painting called “Januskopf”, a beautifully abstract depiction of a woman.
The T-shirt is available at AGC Store in Darmstadt during the release event on 07.02.19. For those in town, the doors are open from 19:00. There will be free snacks and drinks, as well as music by the amazing DJ, Lathivha, so join the party and snag one of these one-of-a-kind T-shirts. To top it all off, because we believe in giving back, all of the proceeds will be donated to the Filia Women’s Foundation in Hamburg. Check it out!