Les Femmes D'Alger #16
Asad Faulwell
Les Femmes D'Alger #16
Asad Faulwell (American, b. 1982): Les Femmes D'Alger #16, 2012. Acrylic and paper on canvas. Diptych, 60 x 168 inches. Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY, USA. © Asad Faulwell. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"Over the last few years Asad Faulwell has produced a series of works on Les Femme D'Alger: a homage to the forgotten Algerian women who fought alongside their male counterparts in the war of independence from French occupation between 1954-1962.

Faulwell's works are intricately produced and poetic collaged paintings of these unique women based on photographs taken during their lifetimes - captured moments when they were on trial in the French courts or before then, when they were young and innocent. The repetition of images and the quasi-religious imagery he employs give the series the air of devotional shrines whilst the brightly colored, elaborate, repetitive arrangements are reminiscent both of Henri Matisse's decorative patterning as well as Faulwell's own Iranian/Islamic tradition of geometric design." (lawrieshabibi.com, © Lawrie Shabibi)