Oil on canvas
Farah Atassi's paintings are positive negatives suspended between order and chaos. Her work uses objects that reveal the art of the painting. Space is structured geometrically, its lines dictated by bricks, tiles and doors. These closed, orderly areas are overwhelmed with abandoned objects - a chair here, a mirror there, accidents of form and colour in a world in black and white. Her work reflects on deprivation, emptiness and absence, and describes desolate public and private spaces, which she calls "transition sites".
Courtesy Xippas Gallery