Michel Nedjar's paintings and sculptures evoke a sense of the sacred and profane, imagining the human figure beyond gender and personal identity. His monolithic figures on paper are inspired by childhood trauma, the horrors of the holocaust, and the art he experienced in his world travels, which left an indelible mark on his psyche. The artist's shamanistic and totemic dolls, or poupees, coming from the same wellspring of inspiration, move the viewer with their profound angst.