A magic carpet ride

Up-and-coming artist Fatma Shanan puts the carpet front and center

By RACHEL MYERSON
August 23, 2017 23:48
3 minute read.
Razan and Edan 2

Razan and Edan 2, 2012.. (photo credit: AVI AMSALEM)

 
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 Fatma Shanan, recipient of the 2016 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art, is breaking new ground with a four-month exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The prize committee found Shanan to be “one of the most stimulating painters in the field of young Israeli art,” and one glance at the artist’s brave, complex and colorful works will have you in agreement.

Shanan creates realistic large-scale paintings, using mainly oil on canvas. Drawing on her life experience as a Druse woman living in Israel – Shanan was born and raised in Julis, a Druse village in the north – the artist uses the oriental carpet as a central motif to explore concepts of identity, place, space and action.

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