Inner Constellations

Maïmouna Guerresi
Maïmouna Guerresi, 2015
Hardcover
Inner Constellations: Maïmouna Guerresi
Publisher: Glitterati Incorporated (September 30, 2015)
Dimensions: 9.7 x 13.4 in, 25 x 34 cm
Pages: 240
isbn-13: 978-0990380887
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She's been referred to as the "Sufi Frida Kahlo." Maïmouna Guerresi is a photographer, whose work sometimes incorporates sculpture, video, and installation art. Her unique style combines Afro-Asian themes and symbolism with the traditions of Western classical iconography. This unique mélange incorporates cultural and religious influences, and fusion of different artistic languages. 

 

Her meticulously composed and highly impactful photographs include veiled figures that symbolise the body as a sacred building, as the "temple of the soul," a modernist style reminiscent of some traditional Madonnas of classical art. The costumes are made of fabrics that she has collected in travels in Africa or Asia.