A selection of small works which contrast and converse with one another in a language of ambiguity. Figures and creatures melt into their surroundings to tell half-stories, both intimate and alienating in their mystery. While Hany Rashed presents black and white mono prints, and Nada Baraka sketches of paint bursting with color, their pieces on display share the characteristics of a stream of consciousness, captured quickly and impossible to repeat.
Baraka’s paintings usually relate to landscape and interiors, crafting surreal spaces from numerous visual sources, literary references, and her own memories. In this collection she shares her quick sketches made in preparation for her larger pieces, capturing an imagination in flux.
‘Fission’ was displayed at Goethe Institute, Cairo, 2022.