In the last five years Etel Adnan has risen from near obscurity to become one of the most celebrated and adored artists of the 21st century. Adnan became renowned for her compact and breathtaking color canvases, sun-drenched semi-abstractions that possess a tender succinctness. She is also lauded for her poetry and writing, work that deals with the politics of exile and violence and oppression happening around the world.
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About the artwork
Hans Ulrich Obrist called Etel Adnan one of the “most influential artists of the 21st century”—not bad for an artist who only really came to prominence at documenta in 2012, when she was in her mid-80s. In this vivid work of abstraction, the collision of nature, the boiling sun, and the human spirit come together in a vital and life-affirming celebration of the now.