Out of Place No.5 by Hosni Radwan – Limited Edition Print

$ 300.00

Out of Place No.5 by Hosni Radwan
35 x 33 cm
FineArt paper
Limited to 10 editions (+AP), hand-signed by the artist

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Out of Place No.5 by Hosni Radwan

Palestinian artist Hosni Radwan makes a provocative association between tragedy and the plane. Tragic events occupy the visual field, rendering dimension impossible and halting representation at a single level. In the absence of familiar depth, the eye must seek out a different way to look.

Delicate drawings of faces, figures, boats, planes, clouds, and rocks repeat across Radwan’s canvases here without conclusion, rendered fragile and often interrupted and overlaid by startling blocks of color. These blocks bisect and structure the canvases, directing the eye precisely along their lines in often unfamiliar directions. Many of the paintings, for instance, read vertically rather than horizontally, a disturbance of narrative progression that recalls the profound disruption of Palestine’s historical narrative in the twentieth century. The figures in these paintings, too, refuse easy viewing: their faces are often turned down or away, and elsewhere eyes are shadowed, closed, or obscured by washes of paint. The paintings recall and refuse the simulation of communication – the meeting of eyes, painted and real – at the center of the traditional portrait. The boats, rocks, and skies that re-occur across the paintings are each abstracted and dislocated, never permitted to form the landscapes from which they are drawn.

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Dimensions 35 × 33 cm