The retrospective exhibition of the plastic artist Asmaa Fayoumi included works and paintings that took 55 years to complete since her graduation from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1966 until now.
The works of the exhibition hosted by the National Center for Visual Arts varied in size from small to mural works, as well as varied in terms of color techniques in acrylic, various materials and oil, in addition to its diversity in the topics raised by Fayoumi’s brush and colors.
The plastic artist, Fayoumi, explained in a statement to reporters that the works extend from the academic stage, which included 4 paintings, and then the abstract stage, in which the realistic forms were broken, creating new forms that relied heavily on color spots, so that each color had degrees that reflect this stage, pointing to its quest to invent new color forms and transform the human from Classic natural to someone you imagine serves up a certain dramatic idea.
As for the abstract expressionist stage, it contains all the issues that it has worked on with abstraction, which is a large stage, as there are experiences about war, and there are paintings that have not been shown before and dealt with motherhood and the relationship of the mother to the child.
Dr. Ghiath al-Akhras, director of the Visual Arts Center, considered in a statement to SANA that the works should be viewed aesthetically without looking at them through the perspectives of war and peace and others, to know what they say to the recipient and the artist’s suffering until he brought them to light, pointing out that “our art criticism is late for artistic creativity and its inability to reach To the depth of the painting or to the depths of the artist.
The sculptor Ghazi Aana explained to SANA that the plastic artist Fayoumi is strongly present in the Syrian plastic scene and has a clear imprint in it. Forms, but remained within the technical knowledge system owned by Fayumi.
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