Painter Maha Ahmed’s creature-filled work are impressed by conventional Persian and Japanese methods and sensibilities. Rendered in gouache on paper, the works usually characteristic the beasts totally enveloped by their pure backdrops.
“Ahmed’s most up-to-date work is knowledgeable by conventional Persian miniature portray and classical Japanese panorama portray methods, particularly the Yamato-e fashion,” Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery says. “On this collection she makes use of kumokasumi (clouds and mist in Japanese) as a approach of making unfavorable areas that depict the intangible boundaries created by the formation of collective narratives that stem from signifiers corresponding to gender and race. Every portray is an immersive imagined world by which the beasts virtually disappear within the landscapes in an try to slot in, solely to seek out themselves misplaced and alone.”
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