Maya Attoun (b. 1974)
“My installations typically encompass a variety of media, including drawings, 3D objects, prints, and sound. Drawing is often at the basis of my initial gesture, setting the tone for a project and outlining its theme. Yet the core of my work process is to engage a dialogue.
My fascination with ‘used’ subject matters, as well as my interest in the intersection of myth, narrative, and science, are manifested in the central motifs of my works, first and foremost among them are Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, knots theory, science fiction, and Gothic Revival.”
Maya Attoun is a multidisciplinary artist, engaging a dialogue between thought processes, intuited gestures, materials and images. Her work reflects on modernity, and the intersection of myth, narrative and science.
Maya Attoun's installations typically encompass a variety of media, including murals, drawings, prints, sculptural objects, ready-mades and sound art.Drawing is often at the basis of her initial gesture, setting the tone for a project and outlining its theme. As the initial drawing is “projected” onto the space, it acquires a spatial dimension, branching out to other media such as sound and three-dimensional work.
As part of this expanding dialogue, in recent years she teamed up with other visual artists, as well as writers and sound artists, in producing collaborative work in the domains of sound, video and text. Further themes that stem from those additional media are introduced into the work, enriching the drawing and charging it with new associations.