Maysam Hindy at Marfa’

Maysam Hindy at Marfa’

Marfa’ presents, Unspoken, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the artist Maysam Hindy.

Maysam Hindy, My Leopard, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas 142 x 106 cm

Hindy’s series of paintings features multiple characters, sitting in their familiar spaces, surrounded by their personal still lives that populate their environments. They are seated, in paintings, behind their narratives. Patterned clothing, objects and surroundings showcase parts of their routines and identities.

They are familiar, they resemble and allude to people we’ve seen and known throughout our lives – a man drinking beer in his pajamas, a woman surrounded by balcony plants… – sights, postures and faces that populate the urban landscape.

The characters are seated with the artist, she is invited into their intimate space, a complicity transpires between them: “They withhold stories about friends, loved ones, and families and they are mine”.

Their worries could resemble ours, they look back at us, at the viewers, with familiarity. Unspoken is the artist telling the stories of ordinary people, in their ordinary homes, in their ordinary city.

Maysam Hindy, Blue Afternoon, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas 122 x 155 cm

About The Artist

Maysam Hindy, I Ache in Places Where I Used to Play, 2021, Acrylic on Canvas 140 x 130 cm

Maysam Hindy, born in 1986, is a painter based in Beirut. She is concerned about the human body and its presence.

She acquired her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2020 from the Lebanese University with distinction. Hindy’s themes evolve around human figures and self-portraits, she believes that a portrait is a medium of self-discovery.

Hindy is methodically processing the facets of her existence by painting, her portraits are an act of self-creation, they are the documentation where she can question her own reflection and identity.

Unspoken, Maysam Hindy

Location: Marfa’

Duration: May 4 – June 28, 2023



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