Liminal Access IV
Photomontage, print on cotton paper
Signed, with artist proof
60 x 85 cm
Farah Azrak was born in Damascus, Syria in 1986, and studied Fashion Design at the Istituto Marangoni in London, UK. Her career has taken her from working at Alexander McQueen to The Women’s Embroidery Workshop in Shatila Refugee Camp, from Harpers Baazar to dance therapy. She now lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.
Azrak’s vibrant and symbolist collages are influenced by the state of anxiety engendered by a constant fluctuation of place and belonging. The dense and decorative surfaces of these images are rich, but not static. They are full of movement and humour, channelling her eclectic experiences and interests. Dazzling gods, kings and beauties preen, pose or bounce along in tanks. Her characters often seem to be performing, as if in a play or film, or perhaps playing up to the camera lens, composing themselves for a fashion shot or for a film poster.