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Landmarks of Estrangement

Afifa Aleiby

7 November, 2021 - 30 November, 2021

 

 

 

 

Samir Fouad’s art is derived from various streams: growing up in post-war Heliopolis gave him a cosmopolitan dimension and his continuous search into the human existence and in the correlation between music and visual arts gives him a distinctive artistic vision which is conveyed in his main concern with the juxtaposing of arrest and movement and the representation of the passing of time in his work.

His artistic content is predominantly expressionist and his visual language draws from the heritage of painting to the horizons of modernism, but his state of mind and mood is thoroughly Egyptian, selecting the subjects of his paintings from the culture and soil of his motherland

About the Artist

Afifa Aleiby is an Iraqi artist currently living in the Netherlands. Aleiby was born in the city of Basra, in the utmost southern part of Iraq in 1952. She took up her studies at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad while working as an illustrator for the Iraqi press, before leaving Iraq for the Soviet Union in 1974 to study and specialize in monumental art at the renowned Surikov Institute in Moscow.Due to the political situation in Iraq, she was unable to return to her native country after the completion of her studies. She, therefore, decided to go to Italy and later Moscow. After having traveled to Italy a second time, she settled in Yemen to work as a teacher at the institute of fine Arts in Aden, where she also illustrated children’s books and magazines. Aleiby has since been living and working in the Netherlands, and keeps contributing to plenty of cultural activities in support of the Iraqi and international democratic movement, in the struggle against terrorism, racism, war, and dictatorship. Her connection to humanity and different cultures have made solidarity transcending geographical and cultural borders an important theme in her work.

Bringing together different influences from Renaissance painting to religious icons and social realism, she uses the female figure as a recurring motif to reflect beauty, taste, politics, and society. She has participated in numerous art exhibitions, from Baghdad and Moscow to Yemen, Italy, Syria, Lebanon, England, and the United States. Including the MoMA PS1 and the Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (Wandsworth). Afifa Aleiby’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices.

Artworks

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 70 CM

27.6 x 27.6 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 65 CM

31.5 x 25.6 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

55 x 50 CM

21.7 x 19.7 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

95 x 95 CM

37.4 x 37.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 85 CM

27.6 x 33.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

50 x 65 CM

19.7 x 25.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 100 CM

31.5 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 60 CM

27.6 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 80 CM

27.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

65 x 60 CM

25.6 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

100 x 70 CM

39.4 x 27.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 120 CM

31.5 x 47.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 60 CM

31.5 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 70 CM

23.6 x 27.6 Inch

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