Abstract Art That Zings With Colour At Tate Modern

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Tate Modern ★★★★☆

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Abstract Art That Zings With Colour At Tate Modern Fahrelnissa Zeid, Tate Modern 4

You might not have heard of Fahrelnissa Zeid. But once you've come face to face with the mind-blowing shapes and colours of her work, it's hard to forget.

The Tate's exhibition charts Zeid's life in art, including her years in London and her death in Amman, Jordan, where she had set up an informal art school in her home.

Like any life, it has its ups and down; the work starts with mesmerising, surrealist-like landscapes, but peters out with some rather ropey portraits.

But it's the abstract works in between that really matter, and thankfully this is where the Tate has chosen to focus the majority of the show.

Big, bold, beautiful abstract works zing with colour, sucking you into their blurry edges. Even those who aren't fans of abstract will find something to love; these are joyous pieces and being surrounded by them is sheer joy.

Fahrelnissa Zeid is on at Tate Modern until 8 October, tickets £12.50 for adults.

Last Updated 13 June 2017