Homage to a Rectangle (2015) makes reference to Josef Albers colour studies in Homage to the Square. Begun in the early 1950s Albers studied the effects and interactions of color through the overlapping of coloured squares. In 1963 he published his systematic study in a small but influential book titled Interaction of Color (1963). In Fahd's photographic reinvention of his work, the minor form of the rectangle replaces the square to frame a more incongruent interaction. Foiling the objective of precise modernist compositions, in Homage to a Rectangle the artist has unsystematically combined the allure of certain colours with the illusionistic function of photography. Her objective; the surreal presence of a non-identifiable child subject disrupts the prescribed visual language of hard-edged abstraction, by inserting slivers of a body and fragments of a face behind and against the usually flat cool surface of non-representational painting.
Homage to a Rectangle install 2015
Homage to an Rectangle install 2015