ROSE ISSA PROJECTS, LONDON
10 DECEMBER 2010–23 JANUARY 2011
The charming, spontaneous, obsessional and naïve canvases of Mustafa Khalidy place him firmly in the tradition of the great outsider artists. The crisp and starkly delineated canvases capture his stream of consciousness and self-absorption.
Producing paintings of delight, of childish sophistication and latent narrative, Khalidy paints for himself, driven by an inner need to pin down on canvas his reaction to the world around with no heed to artistic fashions or trends. These are indeed the works of a creative ‘outsider’.