Etel Adnan


Last weekend we went to the Etel Adnan show at the Serpentine Sackler gallery.

I was completely captivated by the delicious colours and the wonderful textures - glowing hues applied in thick layres with a palette knife. 

Although most of the paintings are abstract, you feel that they echo her early life in Beirut and Damascus, and later Paris and Sausalito. 

In her own words - 

'Images are not still. They are moving things. They come, they go, they disappear, they approach, they recede, and they are not even visual - ultimately they are pure feeling. They're like something that calls you through a fog or a cloud'

Etel Adnan - BOMB Magazine 2014

Eleanor Pritchard