Nostalgia by Nadia Wahdan

Nadia Wahdan was born in 1977 in Egypt. She studied at the Fine Arts School, Helwan University, in Cairo where she lives. Wahdan is an innovative mixed-media artist, who likes to challenge the status quo. She has developed her own signature style of mixing digital photography, hand coloring and sowing materials onto the canvas. Most of her work is neo-figurative and tackles identity and gender. In this new series, Nostalgia, Wahdan celebrates Egypt’s most successful female actresses who made Egyptian cinema, the Hollywood of the Middle-East. Using digital photography as her backdrop, Nadia Wahdan then hand colors part of the photograph and minutely sows ornaments onto the canvas. A flower might be added to the hair, a necklace might be sown over the neck, a piece of dentelle adorns a dress.