Drawings: “Dancing Lines”

“Kaja el Attar’s works seem simple and require no commentary. And they radiate harmony. There is nothing static about this harmony, however: it hovers in a borderland between opposites, defying definition and capture, graspable only by intuition.The geometric and the organic, regularity and deviation, rational control and ungovernable chance, a narrative drawn from life’s great variety and the clarity of cool abstraction, the commitment to colour and a retreat into the sharp contrast between black and white – for Kaja el Attar a contradiction is not triggered by a simple decision for the one and against the other...”

German text © Manuel Ströhlin