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UgalluBy Tom Yousif

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This artwork was last updated 531 days ago.


C-Print, UV ink print on canvas

Edition of 2

Dimensions: 80cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 1cm (D) / 31.5" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 0.4" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped rolled

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Artist Statement

The 'Ugallu' was a mythical creature that came from ancient Mesopotamian culture, the lion-headed bird was captured by Marduk the God of Babylon in a series of tales published in Enûma Eliš (Epic of Creation). It served as a protective charm to fight off evil spirits and diseases which adorned many prominent structures of the time. The work I have created references a wall relief of ‘Ugallu’ created during the Neo-Assyrian period.

Adapting this work into 21st-century art making conventions was the main focus. The materials I have chosen are intentional, with the direct correlation of concrete and gypsum being porous in form. Instead of attempting to carve the shape of ‘Ugallu’ in concrete, I have directly printed UV ink onto the concrete monumentalizing art through technology. Although the image was created in Photoshop the noticeable surface textures were the connecting line between past and present techniques, even though the connection was millenniums ago.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1994
Hometown: Sydney
Based in: Western Sydney

Born 1994 in South West Sydney where he currently lives and works Yousif completed his Master of Fine Art degree in 2018 majoring in painting at the National Art School, Sydney. During the course of his degree he developed an interest in the flat opaque surface finish you can achieve …


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