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                 Sara Gaqa was born in 1980 in a            and its people influence her strong         a fine balance between naturalistic
                 small town called Geldern in the very  artworks. Through her marriage                  and abstract elements.
                 west of Germany where she spent            to the Xhosa culture, she was able

                 most of her early childhood years.         to gain more insight into African           She took part in ART Innsbruck,
                 Growing up in Teheran/Iran for             heritage and myths. The magic of            an Art Fair in Austria among
                 a couple of years where her father         Africa is combined with the gold of         numerous exhibitions nationally and
                 originates from, was an important          the orient as well as the European          internationally. As an artist she is an
                 time in her life. She always had a         love for simplicity.                        integral part of The Travelling Art

                 keen interest in art and design and                                                    Gallery and this is evident from the
                 started painting on canvas at the age      Sara Gaqa’s art is usually not one          fact that she has been featured in
                 of only 14.                                that dominates the room but is              exhibitions in Hamburg, Frankfurt,

                                                            rather intended to harmonize with           Stuttgart, Ludwigshafen, Munich,
                 In 2000 Sara decided to study natural  its environment, yet sending out                Kassel and Palma de Mallorca.
                 science and finished her masters in        a powerful message touching the
                 Biology in 2006. Shortly after, she        careful observer. Soft and bright
                 met her husband while travelling           colours, as well as textures, are used         The portfolio of

                 through South Africa and decided to        to show faces in a combination of              Sara Gaqa starts on
                 move to Cape Town in 2008, she left        sketched lines, expressive brush
                 the field of science. Since 2015 she       strokes and detailed finishes, all             page 129

                 fully followed her passion for art and  complementing each other.
                 established quickly her career as an       Her portraits are meant to speak
                 artist. Today, Sara Gaqa lives in Hout  to the observer, communicating
                 Bay near Cape Town together with           a feeling, a moment in time or a
                 her family.                                memory.

                 As a completely self-taught artist,        Sara prefers to work with oil,
                 Sara Gaqa draws her inspiration from  sometimes in combination with other

                 all that surrounds her. Especially         media such as acrylic. Using brushes
                 the fascination with African culture       and the pallet knife, she tries to find

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