Les Artistes

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born in Belgium in 1991, she lives and works in Paris.

Farah Atassi paints empty interiors as ensembles of geometric shapes. Lines, circles and squares are prominent in her paintings and instantly reminds one of Malevitch, Mondrian, Bauhaus or even Léger. Atassi: “I like the idea of painting in a very simple way and using simple forms. The modern functionality model is very close to my way of working – the way the images appear clean while nothing is hidden. I like simple, geometric forms; I like straight lines. My master is Fernand Léger. (…) The core of my painting is to put contradictions together, to experience the fictive space in the work while being aware of the surface at the same time.”