Artist Talk | Golnaz Fathi: Contemplations
Saturday November 19, 2016 | 3pm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore
5 Lock Rd #01-05 Gillman Barracks Singapore 108933
Please join us for an artist talk by Iranian painter Golnaz Fathi, who is renowned for her abstract works rooted in the rich traditions of Persian calligraphy.
Based in Paris and Tehran, she is part of a thriving generation of Iranian artists who grew up during the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, a deeply isolated period of the country’s history. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Azad University, Tehran, and a diploma in Iranian calligraphy from the Iranian Society of Calligraphy. She is widely recognized for expanding the tradition of calligraphy. Her works are inspired by American Abstract Expressionists and Iranian and Middle Eastern modernists who pioneered the use of the written word as a pictorial element in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Technically brilliant, she has developed a new visual language, which reconciles the ancient with the contemporary.