1-54 Studio Visit Series
with Assunta Abdel
Azim Mohamed

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, represented by Galerie Ernst Hilger, invited 1-54 to her studio in Vienna.

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed’s drawings are at once a satire of her generation and herself living in between two cultures/continents as well as a study of the human condition, a painful moral comedy in which death is the anchoring motif. They are dense with incident and allusion: to music, film, literature and art; to the Baroque and to Symbolism; to medicine, anatomy, graphic arts and to contemporary popular culture. Vienna is between east and the west and genres meet there, a fact which further influences the work. Mohamed’s understanding about the nature of drawing and the apparent ease with which she draws, results in work that seems almost self-aware. Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed exhibited a selection of works with Galerie Ernst Hilger at 1-54 London 2020.

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Hooked, 2018, Ballpoint pen on paper, 100 x 100 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Ernst Hilger.

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