Abstract, Figurative
Many layers of burned canvas and strings on canvas
200 x 450 cm


Beneath many layers of burnt canvas, ash and strings, there is a strict mathematic order. The surface is divided into individual squares of ten by ten centimetres (10x10cm). The composition of this work was built from many layers, each of which works individually as an autonomous system. At the same time, they collectively embody a single concept: to operate the space between figurative and abstraction. For example, the mathematical, top layer is defined by the black string dividing the surface. This overlaps the abstract layer, with its random lines and colours created by fire. Simultaneously, these burnt edges and colours manifest a great variety of forms, in which figures manifest in relation to the viewer’s imagination.

Hanaa Malallah
One of Iraqs leading contemporary female artist. A key member of the 'Eighties Generation' Hanaa Malallah's work emanates from her experience of 35 years of life and work in war-torn Iraq.
Contemporary of Dia Al-Azzawi.
Student of Shaker Hassan Al Said

Hanaa Mal-Allah
Hanaa' Malallah
Hana Mal Allah
Henaa Mal'Allah