Curiouser & Curiouser, 2014

In Curiouser & Curiouser, I drew upon images from popular culture, vintage Arabic engravings, Japanese Anime, Islamic design, fashion and art historical images juxtaposing or mixing them to create artworks that speak of the encounters between tradition and modernity offering the viewer new interpretations/fictions. In “Easy Rider”, “Object of Desire” and “Between Two Worlds” I collaged sections of centuries old Arabic prints with luxury objects inviting reflection on the influences of globalization on conspicuous consumption. “The Impermanence of Being” and “The Sinking Vessel of Affection” speak about the transience of life and how we hold on to memories of things we hold dear to us.

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