Based in El Gouna, Farida Bustani’s artwork focuses on juxtapositions and intersections. Through her photographs, the viewer is invited to contemplate the meaning of things, how they connect, how they stand out, and how they form shapes and shadows, creating both clarity and mystery simultaneously.
In her colorful triptych, Farida explores the juxtaposition of natural fruits with the rough-hewn man-made steps around them. The triptych’s composition is intended to be fully metaphorical, as she explains in her own words: “a delicate fruit within an edgy atmosphere, just as though a calm human being living in a chaotic city”.
In other works, she explores the brightness of color and the darkness of shadow, as well as the symmetries found in her local environment. Through these photographs, Farida showcases how mundane settings can evoke deeper meanings, if only viewed in the correct light, both literally and figuratively.