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Intertwined Polarities #1

Xhevahir Kolgjini's avatar Xhevahir Kolgjini

Intertwined Polarities #1 involves a symmetrically idealized female image that puts in the limelight notions of regeneration; attempts at achieving balance and harmony; sexual innuendos; spirituality and mysticism; as well as exposed cultural biases, clashing in the day of light, but yet veiled by illusionary arabesques. In this tapestry, a part of a series, a highly stylized geometry of repeated patterns including the human form, where the female figure appears to step out of her woven domain, is placed center stage. She herself is woven, trapped in mysticism. The point of her presence is neither to challenge the eastern refusal of the body/individual in art, nor to promote a western fetish with oversexualized female images. Rather her being is a manifestation of an alchemy achieved through the clashing of these divergent extremes.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.50 cm
  • Medium: wool and cotton hand woven
  • Width: 134.5 cm
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 200 cm