Asad Faulwell b. 1982

In the last few years, Asad Faulwell, has produced a series of works on Les Femmes D’Alger: giving homage to the forgotten Algerian women who fought alongside their male counterparts in the war of independence from French occupation between 1954-1962. Faulwell’s works are intricately produced and involve poetic collaged paintings of these unique women based on photographs taken during their lifetimes - captured moments when they were on trial in the French courts or before then, when they were young and innocent. The repetition of images and the quasi-religious imagery he employs give the series an air of devotional shrines whilst the brightly colored, elaborate, repetitive arrangements are reminiscent both of Henri Matisse’s decorative patterning as well as Faulwell’s own Iranian Islamic tradition of geometric design.