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Alia Zaal

Relative Perceptions 2

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Diptych

Medium: Oil on canvas
Year: 2015
Size: 120 x 200 cm
Edition: Unique artwork
Shipment: stretched on canvas
 

About this series:

In "Relative Perceptions" (2015), Alia Lootah was inspired by a set of army archival images found in the Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers’ Club. 

The transfer of this subject from an archival image to a painting allows Lootah to resurrect her subjects by removing their remoteness in time. 

The portraits of the soldiers are almost ghostly, glazed over yet, so alive, with a seeming pulse imagined by the artist. Within the work everything else deadens and the expression comes alive.