Tadros Hanna’s latest exhibition Home of 2020 is a mini retrospective of his 5 years of practice in Australia. The selected paintings showcase his use of bright high key colours to explore his social and cultural concerns. Interestingly, the upbeat colour choice is often in direct contrast to the sombre concepts he is examining. The underpinning of Tadros’s social concerns have evolved since his arrival to Australia as a refugee from Egypt.
Tadros Hanna studied fine arts in Cairo and worked as an architect and interior designer for 20 years in Egypt. Tadros moved to Australia in 2015 with his children Carla and Youssef. His painting combines iconography that evokes the rich and complex mythologies and spiritual traditions of his heritage. Tadros’s recent work explores themes of hope and life, and the power of creativity in affirming life, love and connection between people. As Tadros says “Life is hope, and hope is life.” Art is the best way in which to explore and express the dreams we all share.
Exhibition available 25 May - 21 June
Image: Tadros Hanna