Injy Efflatoun

The life of Injy Efflatoun, much like her art, was marked with phases of color, suffering, and
rebellion, ultimately contributing to her groundbreaking art. Following a sheltered upbringing,
Efflatoun experimented with painting, producing pensive surrealist works that convey a bold
sense of imagination. As she became more engaged with communist and feminist causes, her
canvases started to depict workers, protests, and working women. Her rebellion led her to
prison, where Efflatoun was able to capture a more raw representation of the plight of women.
Expressionism was born on her canvases. After her release from prison, Efflatoun’s palette
changed again and she started using vibrant colors, and leaving open spaces in her paintings,
transmitting the new freedom that she now cherished