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. Etel 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, violence and oppression happening around the world.
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About the artwork
Etel Adnan’s artwork never attempts to be serene or indeed restorative, which is perhaps why it has such emotional potency. Looking at her work Sri Lanka is like stepping out of an inner haze, a breathe of fresh air amidst the crazy hubbub of our daily lives . “My painting”, she once said, “is very much a reflection of my immense love for the world, the happiness to just be…”.