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.