My previous work concerned with barriers, land, longing and belonging has been expanded to encompass ideas of transience as it relates to land and place. The emphasis on longing led to a consideration of changing landscapes and ephemeral moments that are fixed in time rather than located in a specific place. More recent work continues the exploration by examining the relationship between the subject and space, particularly the relationship between the solitary figure and the temporary boundaries that define a place. The work has allowed me to explore how the individual both affects and is affected by space.

Tarek Al-Ghoussein
Arts Professor of Visual Arts, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD