Artist: Ruzzeki Bin Harris
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 152 x 152
The hijab is a traditional garment worn by Muslim women to conceal their hair and neck. Once a symbol of modesty and tradition, the hijab has now evolved to adapt to the sensibilities of modern fashion and culture.
In Unveil, the artist conveys his sentiments on how the use of hijab has evolved, suggesting that its original purpose, which is to protect modesty and custom, has been eroded. Here, balloons are used to represent the contours of a woman in figure hugging garments, which the artist believes are at odds with Islam and the symbol of the hijab.