2018-2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 20
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
150 x 150 cm
2019


Detail from ZamZam # 20
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
150 x 150 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 19
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
20 x 20 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 18
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
20 x 20 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 17
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 16
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 15
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 14
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 13
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 12
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2019


Detail from ZamZam # 12
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
50 x 50 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 6
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
78 x 78 cm
2019


Detail from ZamZam # 6


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 5
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
78 x 78 cm
2019


Detail from ZamZam # 5


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 4
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
78 x 78 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 3
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas- backed paper
90 x 90 cm
2019


Detail from ZamZam # 3


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 2
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas- backed paper
90 x 90 cm
2019


Study of Square/ ZamZam # 1
Acrylic and Pencil on canvas- backed paper
90 x 90 cm
2019

Study of Square/ ZamZam

For these works I was inspired by the geometric square in Islamic traditional art in which the square is the base of several patterns and compositions. ZamZam is borrowed from the name of a water well in Mecca where Hajar ran back and forth in the desert between the hills of Safa and Marwah in search of water for her son Ismail. Annually , muslims on pilgrimage in Mecca  hurry seven times back and forth between Safa and Marwah in memory of Hajar. I summarize this historical story for myself in a simple diagram in which I experiment with a dynamic triangle inside a static square.

 


Study of Square # 14
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 13
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 12
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 11
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 10
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 9
Acrylic and pencil on paper
46 x 46 cm
2018


Study of Square # 8
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 7
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 6
Acrylic and pencil on paper
47 x 47 cm
2018


Study of Square # 5
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 4
Acrylic and pencil on paper
47 x 47 cm
2018


Study of Square # 3
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 2
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Study of Square # 1
Acrylic and pencil on paper
48 x 48 cm
2018


Overview Study of Square at Het Wilde Weten Rotterdam
2019


Overview Study of Square at Het Wilde Weten Rotterdam
2019


Overview Study of Square at Art The Hague with gallery SANAA Utrecht
2018


Overview Study of Square at Art The Hague with gallery SANAA Utrecht
2018

Since 2016 square is my topic and all works are made in a square format. For these works I was inspired by the geometric square in Islamic traditional art in which the square is the base of several patterns and compositions.

Photography by Jan Adriaans and Eric De Vries

  • News

    * Pictura Dordrecht Oktober 2020 with Maria Ikonomopoulou, Kathrin Wolkowicz and Fatima Barznge

    Past Exhibition:

    * Solo Exhibition
    ZamZam Galerie Sanaa Utrecht 2019

    * De vrouwelijke blik / The Female Gaze
    Museum De Buitenplaats 2019

    * At Home Everywhere
    Verhalenhuis Belvédère Rotterdam 2019

     

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