Fantasmagoria by Riham ElSadany

A mixed media artist, ElSadany indulges into a world of dramatic, sensual fantasy, masterly vacillating between the forbidden and the allowed, the real and imaginary, the wishful and the reality, the unattainable and the reachable, in a world where women have the upper hand.

When looking at El Sadany’s entire body of work, one wonders whether she is a surrealist artist, painting her dreams and fears, or whether she is simply painting our own reality as it really is and as she sees it. It is however the set up, rich in optical illusions and superimposed elements and perspectives, that embark us on a medley of the real and the imagined; the disturbing and the comforting; the known that we recognize and the unconscious that we try to escape from.