Thursday 1 December 2022
Mandy El-Sayegh uses latex as a skin to bind, protect and encase paintings, works on paper and installations, and as a solid material for sculptures. A familiar product from her Malaysian birthplace, latex holds El-Sayegh’s collaged fragments together in a coagulated form. Plundering her personal archive of ephemera and hoarded scraps, she layers newspapers, maps, drawings, sweet wrappers, photographs and Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. Grids also recur throughout her work, not least the newspaper sheets used to paper KARST’s floor and walls.