Lot 38 Souad Abdel Rassoul at Art Auction East Africa 2018

Souad Abdel Rassoul (Egyptian, born 1974)
Untitled (Mealtime), 2013
Acrylic on canvas
89 x 89 cm

Ksh 120,000-200,000
(US$ 1,250-2,000)
Sold Ksh 446,120

Provenance: private collection

Souad Abdel Rassoul’s paintings use a surrealist visual language to imaginatively reflect on gendered identity. This piece is from a series of works exhibited together in 2016, about which Rassoul says “Women are my ‘icons’ that I am dealing with in my paintings – not to visualise their physical beauty, but more their secrets, hidden, their special ingredients and silent desires”.

Rassoul studied Fine Art at El Minya University in Egypt, graduating in 1998. She went on to postgraduate study of History of Art, and in 2012 she completed her PhD in Modern Art History.

Rassoul’s practice spans mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, book illustration and arts education. Her works have been on display since 1998, exhibited in Cairo and Nairobi.