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Urban Rhythms 3 by Oona Hassim


Picture of crowd scene. Grey and coloured abstract figures.
Artist:Oona Hassim
Artwork type:painting
Style/Period:contemporary
Material:oil on canvas
Measurements:2140 x 1630 mm
Technique:painting
Date:2000
Location:University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street, London W1K 5DA
Culture:English
Rights owner:Oona Hassim
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:University of the Arts London
Notes:The artist uses brushes and palette knives and squeegees to draw the paint over the canvas and previous layers of paint to create the effects of the blurring and reflections experienced in urban crowds. This also creates a certain ambiguity in places where the background becomes a positive space and the figures a negative one.

Random urban crowds and the movements of pedestrians within it, carving their trajectories through the city spaces. The varying paces and moods of individuals as distinct entities are at times juxtaposed with and at times dissolved by those of the multitude.

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