Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed: Sic transit gloria mundi

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Dorotheergasse 5, 1010, Vienna, Austria
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Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed: Sic transit gloria mundi

Vienna

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed: Sic transit gloria mundi
to Fri 6 Sep 2019
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
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In her ballpoint pen drawings Assunta A.A.M. examines the interpersonal in daily relationships and actions of people. In doing so, she dissects the rigid faces of my figures with a keen eye and expose deep psychological minefields. The protagonists find themselves in surreal scenarios and seem to be plagued by an inner restlessness. Listless, they give themselves to new level of spirits, without actually enjoying themselves. Death, pain, Memento mori and Vanitas are always recurring themes. At the same time, symbols from different fields are distilled and assembled into a dense imagery.

Her works have been exhibited in Austria, Great Britian, Italy, Serbia, USA, France, China and Japan. She was shortlisted for and won numerous awards for example the award of the Studenski Biennal Belgrad. Her works are included in remarkable collection in Vienna, Lugano, Barcelona, Zürich, London, …

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed’s ballpoint drawings are at once a satire of her generation and a study of the human condition, a painful moral comedy, with death as the anchoring motif. They are dense with incident and dense with allusion: to music, film, literature and art; to the Baroque and to Symbolism; to medicine, anatomy, graphic arts and to contemporary popular culture. Vienna is between east and the west and genres meet there, a fact which further influences the work. Mohamed’s intelligence about the nature of drawing and the apparent ease with which she draws, results in work that seems almost self-aware: this is an art of apperception, even while it is about other people’s lives, their ambiguous and unresolved stories. David Lillington (2017)

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna
 
 

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