India ink and acrylic paint on canvas, various sizes.
This installation represents what could be perceived as a huge non-linear storyboard or graphic novel. The “narrative” is the result of a random arrangement of small instances, taken out of their context, that are inspired by life events at times, and at other times are completely fictional. The scenes portrayed on the canvases introduce a commentary on society, politics, and religious taboos in a light-hearted and sarcastic way.
©Bassem Yousri, 2014, all rights reserved.
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Photos courtesy of Ruud Gilens ©2014.
Photos courtesy of Adham Bakry ©2014.