Mandy El-Sayegh, blank verse blanket man, 2022. © Mandy El-Sayegh. Installation view, British Art

Artist talk: Mandy El-Sayegh

1 Dec 2022, 6:00pm


Mandy El-Sayegh uses latex as a skin to bind, protect and encase paintings, works on paper and installations, and as a solid material for sculptures. A familiar product from her Malaysian birthplace, latex holds El-Sayegh’s collaged fragments together in a coagulated form. Plundering her personal archive of ephemera and hoarded scraps, she layers newspapers, maps, drawings, sweet wrappers, photographs and Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. Grids also recur throughout her work, not least the newspaper sheets used to paper KARST’s floor and walls.

Mandy‌ ‌El-Sayegh‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1985,‌ ‌Selangor,‌ ‌Malaysia)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌London.‌ El-Sayegh‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Westminster‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Royal‌ ‌College‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art, both London

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