ROSSI & ROSSI

FAIZA BUTT –  SYMMETRICAL, ROSSI & ROSSI, 27 DOVER STREET, LONDON W1, until 17th JANUARY 2015

Erosion 3 2014 Ink-jet print and ink drawing on archival cotton paper 29.7 x 21 cm (11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in)

Erosion 3
2014
Ink-jet print and ink drawing on archival cotton paper
29.7 x 21 cm (11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in)

Now in its smart new premises in Dover Street Rossi & Rossi hosts the Symmetrical featuring new works by the contemporary Pakistani artist Faiza Butt

Re-Vision 1 2014 Ink on polyester film 49 x 28 cm (19 ¼ x 11 in)

Re-Vision 1
2014
Ink on polyester film
49 x 28 cm (19 ¼ x 11 in)

They are complex works and portraits that examine our sense of mortality and even more importantly our strong will to survive. The artist’s inspiration for these works is the violence and brutality of this year’s Israel-Gaza conflict.

Double 2014 Ink on polyester film 49 x 28 cm (19 ¼ x 11 in)

Double
2014
Ink on polyester film
49 x 28 cm (19 ¼ x 11 in)

Butt uses news media facial images, often of children, as the starting point for her drawings, building them up to act as a chart to relate the story she seeks to convey be it trauma, a cultural reference, or the ridiculousness of such senseless destruction.

Erosion 7 2014 Ink-jet print and ink drawing on archival cotton paper 42 x 29.7 cm (16 ½ x 11 ¾ in)

Erosion 7
2014
Ink-jet print and ink drawing on archival cotton paper
42 x 29.7 cm (16 ½ x 11 ¾ in)

It is a remarkable and thought-provoking body of work.

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