"In your Midst" by Shohreh Abdolrahimi, Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
"Free as waves, free from all bondage,
My chais are gone
And I am set free to be united with you”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
My paintings start from a dream image formed in the state ofhypnagogic or hypnopompic at a subconscious level. However, my creative process is completely unplanned and when I seat in front of the canvas, I read the life of the canvas and the painting always takes the life of its own and develops as I pour my heart into the painting and immerse into it more like a ritual. The resulting painting usually carries the same emotion experienced at the dream image, though it is a different image moving along the border between abstract and expressionism. In my artwork, I also use various elements such as fiber, gold treads, gold leaves, and textile to create layers of complex emotions.
My art explores the transformations each individual experiences through their life and the connection each of us has to nature and the past. I view myself as a sculpture, where life experiences and our connection to nature gradually transform our shapes. Having also a Ph.D. in physics, I am in awe of the complexity and beauty of our universe.Irecreate this beauty that inspires each of us, to bring the healing energy of the universe, its passion, and love, with the perception of the interconnectedness of all things into our personal lives.