Gallery 5 – Exhibition

Alia Zaal

10.05.2022 ­– 10.08.2022

“I Saw the Time Passing (I)” is a new exhibition from Alia Zaal that showcases artworks produced during her residency in Maison Oscar-Claude Monet in Vetheuil, France.

“I Saw the Time Passing (I)” is a new exhibition from Alia Zaal that showcases artworks produced during her residency in Maison Oscar-Claude Monet in Vetheuil, France. The artist responded to Claude Monet’s work which focuses on light and color. Impressionism, a movement that started at the end of the 19th century and continued to flourish in the 20th century is still relevant to artists today. Alia Zaal started studying color and light in 2008 where she was keen to understand how her father, who has weak eyesight, sees. In spite of it, is able to draw daily, constantly, in an impressionist manner. His drawings are composed of marks that reverberate composing images with great light and shadow skills. Inspired by this example and by her own studies and experiments, Alia Zaal has been manipulating images to focus on the most important element, light. During the residency, she continued to paint and photograph subjects focusing on the atmospheric element that play around with the idea of perception, eyesight, ways and means of seeing, and memory.