From uncreative beginnings (B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Mgt. Finance, CPA, and a 10 year analytical career), an unexpected spark ignited within Magda in late 2015. Suddenly the urge to connect with her community, the need to create, and the need to be free, set ablaze a series of changes, starting with leaving the corporate world.
Within months painting took hold of daily life. By summer 2016, Modern Emulsions was born.
Magda Assaf is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist who specializes in the blending effects between acrylics, resin, and metallics. Through years of meticulous exploration, her technique has evolved to create a unique take on resin art. The addition of metallic leafing and the glass-like finish complete each painting, leaving them with a luxurious, modern feel – a highlight to any room.
Each painting has multiple layers of resin, creating mesmerizing depths and movement. One can get lost the intricate details. This is the whole purpose behind her body of work. With the hustle of daily life, she wants to create pieces that give pause. The dream-like qualities of each painting allow us to break out of the mundane and spark imagination.