Aya El Fallah, ‘Mama with Numbers’, 2013, Arts-Mart

Mama with Numbers’ is a painting from the ‘Underwear’ series by Aya El Fallah made with fabric, acrylic, ink, ecoline and markers and charcoal. Many in society sensationalize what is beneath one’s underwear, even when covered with layers of cloth and a veil on the street. The artist selected father/mother characters to portray this project, indicating that everyone is subjected to the same sensationalist view regardless of their age or the sanctity of their positions in society. The characters appear miserable in their posture and expressions, indicative of this daily yet bizarre situation.

About Aya El Fallah

Egyptian, b. 1986, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, based in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt