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LAST CHANCE Ghida Younes: My Fat Lady

31 December 2018

Playful watercolours and drawings by Lebanese artist Ghida Younes: “My Fat Lady is my alter ego and I live fearlessly through her. She is the fat lady in me and I believe that every one of us has one. She’s a celebration of indulgence, generosity, freedom, fearlessness, extravagance, colours, and all things beautiful and positive. She is happy in her body. She feels light and acts light”. The character emerged from a personal experience for the artist, when she lost weight but feared losing her character with it. Younes was conforming to a social norm; in her art, she was able to break those conventions.

Above: Ghida Younes, The Only Way Is Up, 2018


31 December 2018
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Fann a Porter
The Workshop, Villa 45, St. 23b, off Al Wasl Road (opposite Box Park), Jumeirah 2
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