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  • Farah Atassi, Model in Studio 2, 2019, oil and glycerol on canvas, 78 3⁄4 × 70 7⁄8".

    Farah Atassi, Model in Studio 2, 2019, oil and glycerol on canvas, 78 3⁄4 × 70 7⁄8".

    Farah Atassi

    Consortium Museum

    For more than a decade, Farah Atassi has painted imaginary interiors that range from mundane tiled bathrooms to exotic patterned tepees and fanciful Mondrian-inspired playrooms. United by a compressed depth of field that the artist achieves via her dizzyingly masterful subjection of geometric motifs to one-point perspective, Atassi’s paintings have also, until recently, been unpopulated. Her latest exhibition, which comprised more than a dozen paintings made between 2017 and 2019, showed Cubist-style figures and musical instruments occupying her signature shallow spaces.

    Atassi cites Picasso as

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