Farah Atassi

  • , View of the studio of Farah Atassi in Paris, 2018

Characterised by vibrantly coloured geometric shapes and plays on perspective, Farah Atassi’s paintings create imaginary yet inhabited spaces that, by means of their visual trickery confusing depth and imminence, are impossible to fully grasp. The artist employs two main, methodological building blocks: a meticulous collection of images and a masking tape grid laid out in order to systematise the patterns produced within the abandoned interiors or scenes akin to still lifes she depicts. Situated on the fringes of narration, her paintings mix textile patterns and motley mosaics, referencing Modernism and Folk Art in equal measure. In the artist’s own words what we are dealing with are “figurative paintings that depict abstraction”. 


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  • Farah Atassi 'Oeuvres en dialogue', Musée des Beaux-Arts de Cambrai, France


    November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019

    www.villedecambrai.com

    Image: Farah Atassi, Party 3, 2018
    Private Collection - Courtesy of the Artist

  • Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Farah Atassi.

    Her first exhibition with the gallery will take place in June 2019 in New York.
    Paintings by Farah Atassi will be presented at Frieze London (booth A09) and FIAC Paris (booth 0.A20).
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    Characterised by vibrantly coloured geometric shapes and plays on perspective, Farah Atassi’s paintings create imaginary yet inhabited spaces that, by means of their visual trickery confusing depth and imminence, are impossible to fully grasp. The artist employs two main, methodological building blocks: a meticulous collection of images and a masking tape grid laid out in order to systematise the patterns produced within the abandoned interiors or scenes akin to still lifes she depicts. Situated on the fringes of narration, her paintings mix textile patterns and motley mosaics, referencing Modernism and Folk Art in equal measure. In the artist’s own words what we are dealing with are “figurative paintings that depict abstraction”. _
    Farah Atassi (b.1981 in Brussels to Syrian parents) lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2013, she was artist in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York and was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp and received the Jean-François Prat Prize in 2012. 
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    View of the studio of Farah Atassi in Paris, 2018 / Photo: Hélène Mauri - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery