Here, ..., there
From Here, ..., there series (2009)
Mixed media on canvas
15 x 22 cm
My works address space in between two places in Here, ..., there project. They speak of an ambiguous space that exists between “Here, …, there” (This was the title of my solo exhibition at the Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran in August 2007), inside, …, outside, being, …, not being and real, …, unreal. I enjoy breaking these boundaries in order to create that moment when they join together and partake in secret conversations.
My works are small in size. The reason being that I want to have them as close as possible while I am painting. The smaller the image, the more I drown in the picture. When I am painting on the printed photograph, it is as if I am writing in a private journal and the text becomes very emotional, intimate and private. It becomes the moment that I can speak of my longing. Each work is then suggestive of an emotional state.