Nadia Ayari

Right of Return

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Right of Return
Nadia Ayari
Right of Return
2008
Oil on canvas
35.5 x 40.5 cm
Ayari usually works in small scale, a process which allows her to complete her paintings in one or two days and retain an intensity of concept and energy. Through her absurd scenarios she develops an intricately woven and constantly extending narrative that underpins and contextualises her practice as whole; each painting operates as a scene from her ongoing story. Right Of Return is one of the original images from which her other paintings have developed: imagining the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners from an Israeli jail, as witnessed by a little girl who will grow up to become a suicide bomber. For Ayari, authoring these fictive scenarios is a way of personalising the abstract nature of geo-politics and gaining a more intimate understanding of how global conflict affects each of us as individuals.

     
 


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