Art Radar Review's Faulwell's Solo 'In the Heart of the Cosmos'

Claire Wilson, Art Radar, January 22, 2017

Claire Wilson reviews Asad Faulwell's second solo exhibition at the gallery describing the paintings that inspired the artist's series: "The title “Les Femmes d’Alger” alludes to the work of both Delacroix’s 1834 painting of the same name and Picasso’s 1954 version. Where these earlier versions depict Algerian women in sexualised positions, objectifying their experiences, Faulwell brings the stories and experiences of the female fighters to the centre of the work. He highlights the suffering they endured as soldiers in the civil war as well as questioning the very role of violence. He revisits the history of Orientalist depictions of women from another perspective."