Najla El Zein creates abstract seating sculptures which convey the emotional complexity of human relationships. Seduction, Pair 06 is from a series that traces gradual intimacy between two forms. One might be male, the other female, though even this is hard to know for sure.

Here, we seem to see a moment of timid, yet affectionate, proximity. The piece is carved from an Iranian red travertine stone, giving it a warm flush.

El Zein offers you the chance to interact with the work, perhaps just by sitting on it, feeling its shapes and expressions; perhaps recalling other moments that felt something like this.

However you respond, you’re adding the work’s story to your own.

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