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Habib Hajallie

Habib Hajallie

Loughborough University (Fine Art , 2017)

Although I am the first generation of my family born in England, my Sierra Leonean & Lebanese heritage directly informs my practice. I aim to empower often marginalised minorities through the exploration of identity within portraiture. Using my drawings to start an ongoing discourse confronting socio-political issues, specifically regarding the perception of various demographics as being of lesser humanistic value. With the disenfranchised often being undermined by mainstream media; which somewhat paradoxically reflects an archaic hierarchy of status similar to colonial ideologies.

Using antique texts and maps as the canvases for my works has been a constant within my practice. This process of re-contextualising ephemera creates a cohesion between the concepts informing the work and the aesthetic output. As I empower various figures; I simultaneously do so with the ground used as I place them within new contexts. Usually using myself or family members as the subjects of my portraits provokes a sense of immediacy, apropos to navigating the intersection of my western upbringing and familial west African culture.

Regularly drawing with ballpoint pen enables me to call upon traditional draughtsmanship techniques, influenced by sketches from the high renaissance. Through an almost contradictory process of using this relatively modern art medium with a classical approach to mark making: I look to celebrate authentic drawing within the digital age.

59 × 42 × 1 cm
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59 × 42 × 0.1 cm
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42 × 59 × 0.1 cm
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21 × 15 × 0.1 cm
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21 × 15 × 0.1 cm
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42 × 30 × 0.1 cm
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30 × 42 × 0.1 cm
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42 × 30 × 0 cm
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33 × 27 × 0.1 cm
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21 × 15 × 0.1 cm
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30 × 24 × 0.1 cm
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30 × 21 × 0 cm
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21 × 15 × 0.1 cm
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21 × 45 × 0.1 cm
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59 × 84 × 0.1 cm
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21 × 15 × 0.1 cm
  • £110.00

Exhibitions

Embracing Our Differences Florida Sat, 01/18/2020 to Sun, 04/05/2020

Awards

The Drawing Society Annual Open The Drawing Society Winner Mon, 07/12/2021
Signature Art Prize 2020 Degree Art Winner Wed, 02/12/2020
Embracing Our Differences Winner Sun, 01/05/2020
Draw '19 The Drawing Society Winner Thu, 10/10/2019
Fine Art Trade Guild Winner Tue, 07/12/2016

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