Saturday, 22 January 2011

No. 12

  • Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iran) - 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
  • "Monir Farmanfarmaian devices sculptures, designs and paintings with intricate and rigorous, yet light geometric structures. Since the 1960s, the artist has used the reverse-glass painting technique, the result of which is seen through the smooth side of the glass.[]Her paintings presented at the Bienal made from the intersection of two circles, which comprise various geometric forms, from the triangle to the undecagon, furnishing somber colors and a wealth of detail in mirrored surfaces. The circles communicate between themselves, forming diptyches that revisit the formal and symbolic tradition of Islam. The set forms a delicate sequence of layers of color, interlacing ancestral symbols from the artist's culture and religion in a codified play of tributes and deflections." (From: 29ª Bienal)
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