Paris, 5 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 11 October to 5 November, a set of works entitled “Dialogue des masques” will be displayed at Taiss Gallery in Paris.
Birds, masks and totems, are some of the elements which characterize the work of Fadia Haddad, a Lebanese painter born in 1959. Masks are an especially recurring subject in her work, which also recall birds and flowers that seem to spring up in her drafts or paintings. The raw character of her work is remarkable and directly revives tribal art.
In Haddad’s work there is a rhythmic and structured effect: she uses a thin acrylic brush and imprints a certain harshness to the painting or paper. The gesture of her work is also completed by the effects of the colours she uses – mostly dark – making reference to ash and ground. However, she also likes shades like indigo blue, pomegranate red and leaf green, which also make her compositions intense. The result: a raw, yet delicate work.
Haddad meditates before she starts painting, as it allows her to create several paintings simultaneously. As a result, free lines and colours are created, coming from this intuitive “choreography”.