is this living?, 2018

Work On Paper

Paper and graphite on gesso

34.06 x 28.94 in

86.5 x 73.5 cm

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$10,000 - $15,000

About The Work

"I never liked mosaics. I never saw what people saw in them. Then spending those six weeks in the museum I started photographing little parts of the mosaics scattered through the museum and something kind of shifted and I became completely taken by them. They began to offer me infinite possibilities. That’s how I feel now—a sense of endlessness…" - Annabel Daou

Annabel Daou’s works deal with open-ended questions, and invite an infinite array of possible answers. They are created entirely out of three basic materials: paper, gesso, and graphite. This constraint references the limitations of actual stone mosaics. Yet far from being “set in stone,” the fragmented surfaces of these works feel as though they might, at any moment, come apart or reassemble into new configurations. The mosaics allude to both the past and the present moment. They contain language dealing with yearnings and anxieties both personal and political. Although there is a sense of urgency to this language, the intricate materiality of the work solicits meditative responses. Taken together, Daou’s mosaics provide a space for reflection not only on pressing current affairs but on the questions that have pursued us throughout history.


Courtesy of Galerie Tanja Wagner

About Annabel Daou

  • 86,5 x 73,5 cm
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