Samira Abbassy

Her Fractal Skirt

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Year 2024
Medium Collage, tempera, gouache and pen on watercolour paper
Dimensions 28 x 21.6 cm
Nominated by Iwona Blazwick

About the work

This work is from the current “Embodied Alchemy” series, which are small spontaneous ink, gouache, acrylic and collage paintings on paper. The process involves flooding the surface with water based paints and wiping into the surface to discover the images in suggested marks.
The collage elements, are my own printed reproductions and borrowed reference images, which are then applied for further definition. This method of excavation allows me to access surprising images and ideas ‘from the unconscious’, rather than imposing overly literal, premeditated ideas. The collage reference images are mined from sources including: Islamic Medical/Anatomical MS (C11th -17th) and European (15th C. Medieval MS) alchemical iconography. My interest lies in how they reveal metaphysical / psychological realms through the corporeal, with all its various embodied conflicts and dilemmas.

Career Highlights

Out of Body, Brattleboro Museum, VT, USA (2024);

Women Defining Women, Los Angeles County Museum, USA  (2023);

Collection, Los Angeles County Museum, (2022);

Fellowship Yaddo , NY, USA (2022);

Reflections, British Museum, UK (2021);

Award (Painting), New York Foundation for the Arts, USA (2018);

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and EFA Studios: Co Founder, Senior Member Lifetime Tenure:  1993 – ongoing

Collections: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, USA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA; Artist in residence, University of Virginia, USA; Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, USA; Collection, British Museum, UK; Collection, British Government, UK.

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