Asad Faulwell

Newport Beach / CA, Painter // December 2013
I came to this subject through the film 'The Battle of Algiers' and through viewing Orientalist works by Delacroix and the subsequent works by Matisse and Picasso. There was this long history of painting portraits of anonymous Algerian women in harems. I saw an area where I could comment on art history, history, literal and intellectual colonialism while also commenting on gender.