Press Preview : 30th Sep 2013 6-9pm
Exhibition continues: 1st Oct - 5th Oct 11:00 - 5:00 pm
at The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery
Banafsheh Bahrami, originally from Iran, brings the freshness and vibrancy of traditional Persian culture to the world of modern Western art.
5b Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y 4UY London
It is the Persian vision melting into the forms of abstraction which are not European in source but originate mainly from New York. Her journey can be seen in a progressive sequence, she has explored form, shape, texture and technique.
Banafsheh described her process, “I began my journey through this process by reaching out towards the concept of ‘Desert.’ This concept has been a recurring symbol which I have approached so many times in my life and worked at in a wide variety of interpretations. I was searching for a new and truthful method to reach this concept, one that would fully convey my feelings. This was my main concern, and I began to use a new way of working. I call this system Painting Meditation. Through my process of Painting Meditation in which visual access has been excluded, I was aiming to locate and articulate those pure and undiluted feelings and make them tangible in a form which would be beyond the limitations of conventional systems and structures.’’
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