‘The Break’ (2011) by Nermine Hammam

Cairo-based artist Nermine Hammam’s latest work includes pastiches of Egypt’s recent civil unrest, created by combining hand-painted subjects with digitally manipulated photographs. Her monograph Upekkha (2011) – which includes “The Break”, featuring two Egyptian soldiers in Tahrir Square reset against a fantasy landscape – is on show in Cairo: Year One at the Mosaic Rooms, London. Other works on display include Unfolding (2012), a series that blends photographs of police brutality after Egypt’s 2011 revolution with landscapes in classical Japanese style.

‘Cairo: Year One’ at The Mosaic Rooms, Earls Court, until August 24; www.mosaicrooms.org

Get alerts on Visual Arts when a new story is published

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2018. All rights reserved.

Follow the topics in this article