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You Are Your Own Home

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June 7, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Gallery 5


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In her debut solo London exhibition, Mays Al Moosawi continues her figurative exploration of connections between the women of her upbringing and her self evolution through large paintings and intimate sculpture.

In her debut solo London exhibition, Mays Al Moosawi explores self evolution. 

Her subjects and selves, composed within a variety of poses and domestic settings, are the central focus of this series. Within these scenes, she explores the concept of the home as a sanctuary, a space where women can let down their guard and be themselves. 

Whether through the immersive scale and bold strokes of her paintings, or the intricate details of sculpture, she imbues her pieces with a sense of intimacy that draws the viewer in and invites them to connect with the emotions and experiences of her world. Her use of jewel tones and rich colours adds a sense of warmth and vibrancy to these spaces, creating a sense of familiarity that is both inviting and captivating.

Mays Al Moosawi was the Winter 2023 resident at an An Effort art residency, where this series of work was produced. An Effort is an art residency founded around narratives which invites artists from the Arabian Peninsula to engage in their practice within its London studio.


Image credit: (detail) Mays Al Moosawi, From A Living Performance (2023). Photography by Phoebe Wingrove, Courtesy of an effort.

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