Lot 19 - Nadine Faraj - Happy Naturist
Nadine Faraj lives and works in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke) and New York City (Mannahatta).
School of Visual Arts, New York, MFA Fine Arts
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, visiting student
Concordia University, Montréal, BFA Fine Arts
Nadine Faraj exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions. Her artwork has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Elephant Magazine, Huck Magazine, CBC News, La Presse, Le Devoir, Gulf News and The Steidz. Her paintings have been featured on the covers of A Women’s Thing (NYC), Les écrits and Lez Spread The Word (Montreal).
Anna Zorina Gallery (New York); McBride Contemporain (Montreal); Guts Gallery (London)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Featuring creatures permeable to the elements, the artist chooses subjects whose openness gives viewers the freedom to let down their guards. Nadine Faraj’s work is suffused with humour and tenderness, while engaged with anti-racism, LGBTQI+ activism, and feminism. Her watercolours are made with a wet technique that allows pigments to move out of their original positions and blur the final image. This intentional dream-like effect embodies the shifting nature of our perception. Breaking through the natural boundaries within and between her figures, Faraj points to the underlying permeability of our beings.
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