About the work
Lately, Shadi’s work has been exploring the idea of stagnation. They use swamps as a reference for this state of being. Swamps are the perfect parallel to feeling stagnant, like still water and wet soil. It’s an uncomfortable and undesired state.
Like swamps, this undesired state can bring forth a new type of life and can give birth to a new way of being. Shadi’s recent paintings are a product of a stagnant state, an attempt to force life out of a swampy disposition.
A landscape painting with a large figure bending over backwards touching the floor with their foot and head. The painting is dark in colour with large watery brush strokes.