Faraj, Nadine

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Numéro de lot : 

36
The Secret Place

Le poids du langage est énorme. Observez la différence en vous, ou chez la personne avec qui vous faites l’amour, selon que vous employez pour désigner les parties génitales féminines les mots « fente », « déchirure » et « plaie ouverte » ou, au contraire, des expressions poétiques comme « coin secret », « perle de plaisir », « bouton de rose », « jardin parfumé » ou « pêche ». Certains mots éveillent la honte, alors que d’autres stimulent le plaisir. Cette peinture est une ode à la femme hardie, sure d’elle, qui voit sa sexualité comme une chose précieuse, une source de sagesse.

Aquarelle sur papier Arches,
  • 2013
28 x 38 cm

Valeur estimée : 

2 000 $

Nadine Faraj has been keenly exploring portraiture and the nude in watercolour. She often employs eroticism as a means of revealing neuroses, beauty, and even spirituality. She works in direct defiance of those who insist that the realms of sex and spirit cannot overlap.

Faraj has a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, 2002) and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York, 2015). She also took intensive courses in life drawing and anatomy at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2008). Her work was recently shown at The Crypt Gallery in London, England (2017). Her second solo exhibit at Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal (2016) featured portraits of topless political activists; it was reviewed for La Presse by Éric Clément. Her art was featured on the cover of the winter 2016 issue of A Women’s Thing magazine (New York). She has exhibited her work at the Dubai International Art Symposium (2008), articule gallery (Montreal, 2009–2010), the Helen Day Art Center (Vermont, 2010), and Nuit Blanche Toronto (2010). In 2016, she had her first solo exhibition, Naked Revolt, at Anna Zorina Gallery (New York).