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Preview | Golnaz Fathi: Contemplations
Thursday November 17, 2016 | 6 to 9pm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore
5 Lock Rd #01-05 Gillman Barracks Singapore 108933

Please join us for a private preview of Golnaz Fathi: Contemplations, which includes canvases, works on paper, lightboxes and a new series of expressionist drawings by the Iranian painter.

The highlight of this exhibition is Fathi’s new expressionist paintings and drawings. Since last year, the artist has been exploring a medium that had long been forbidden to her as a student of traditional calligraphy: the ballpoint pen. In a meditative process, she spends up to twelve hours a day layering thousands of intricate lines using archival ballpoint pen on paper or gessoed canvas. A complete departure from her calligraphic roots, these quivering, hatched lines coalesce into minimalist compositions hovering within expanses of negative space. “In the past I’ve talked so much through calligraphy so here is a space where you can breathe, where your mind your can fly and you can use your imagination,” says Fathi of the works.