Ghada Al Rabea’s Sweet Dreams
August 9, 2020 - Rand Al-Hadethi - GQ
In the age of globalisation, Western culture saturates modern Arab identity. And the question we often ask ourselves is do we reject or ingest? For Saudi artist Ghada Al Rabea, it’s neither: she revisits famous Western paintings with sweet souvenirs of her own.
From conceiving a veiled Mona Lisa to depicting Saudi daily life, nothing is off-limits in her creative candy bowl. By warping our concept of what we perceive as junk, she’s created a signature all her own. From a distance, the pieces reflect an interlaced society. Up close, they’re playful memories of names and flavours of childhood.Read More >>