Dual, Silver

Saloua Raouda Choucair

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

One way Choucair explored her new visual poetry was through the realization of interlocking forms. Both in her paintings and her sculptures, she created biomorphic abstract elements that fit together, sometimes as though previously separated by natural forces, and sometimes as though spooning together like lovers. One such series she created in the late 1970s was called Dual. Some of the individual forms in the Dual series seem almost to evoke the calligraphic marks common in Arabic writing. But they are abstracted and softened in such a way that they also evoke the shapes of creatures, or plants, or even human features snuggling together harmoniously.

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