London, South Kensington
23 September 2015
Tala Madani (B. 1981)
Diving in Cake
signed and dated '06 T. Madani' (on the overlap)
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 9 3/8in. (30.2 x 24cm.)
Painted in 2006
Lombard Fried Projects, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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E. Booth-Clibborn, The History of the Saatchi Gallery, London 2011 (illustrated in colour, p. 750).
London, Saatchi Gallery, Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, 2009, no. 85 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
‘The idea of play in relation to painting also became very important for me. Play opened up to slapstick. The manner in which the paintings are done, their looseness,gives space for these interpretations. Of course there is the funny funny and the not so funny funny. Humour and satire are certainly effective forms of approaching difficult subjects. I’m also very interested in the physical sense of release that humour can give us’ (T. Madani, quoted in, ‘Tala Madani: Exhibition Notes’, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham 2014, reproduced at http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/sites/default/files/ MadaniExhibitionNotes.pdf).
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