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Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed’s meticulously executed ballpoint pen drawings reflect social psychograms of the today’s society.

They are at once a satire of her generation in Vienna and a study of the human condition, a painful moral comedy, with death as the anchoring motif. They are dense with incident and dense with allusion: to music, film, literature and art; to the Baroque and to Symbolism; to medicine, anatomy, graphic arts and to contemporary popular culture. Vienna is between east and the west and genres meet there, a fact which further influences the work. Assunta’s intelligence about the nature of drawing and the apparent ease with which she draws, results in work that seems almost self-aware: this is an art of apperception, even while it is about other people’s lives, their ambiguous and unresolved stories.

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed (b. 1993) lives and works in Vienna.

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Doppelgänger, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper, 100 x 100 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Overwhelming!, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper, 105 x 112 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Dismantling daydreams II, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper 100 x 100 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Contemporary nightmares II, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper, 50 x 85 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Everything you want me to be, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper, 50 x 85 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, tell them all about it, 2017, Ballpoint pen on paper, 110 x 310 cm