Art Alert: First solo exhibit by Nada Baraka at Mashrabia gallery

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Jan 2015

Opening 18 January, at Mashrabia gallery, rising contemporary artist Nada Baraka exhibits a collection of her paintings in her first solo exhibition.

Nada Baraka
Painting by Nada Baraka (Photo courtesy of the artist's website)

Fractals, Nada Baraka's first solo exhibition will open on Sunday 18 January at Mashrabia gallery

Baraka’s paintings deal with the perception of the body, especially the female body, in today’s society. She tackles timeless themes of gender and identity with their transient and aesthetic properties.

With her signature vivid colour palette, her abstract pieces are both disconcerting and hypnotic, as the shapes and colours melt and merge to pull you into the realm she creates.

Baraka introduced herself to Egypt’s art scene in 2011, when she first participated in that year’s Youth Salon at the Palace of the Arts.

After graduating from AUC with a bachelor in art in 2012, she has participated in a number of group exhibits locally and internationally, and went on to complete a master’s degree in fine arts at Central Saint Martins University of London.

Fractals will open on Sunday 18 January and will continue until 12 February
Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

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