Me and Madam Iran: Solo Exhibition of Maryam Amini
September 23 - November 27 2010 at
Verso Artecontemporanea's new exhibiting season opens with Me
and Madam Iran, a solo show featuring the works of Iranian artist Maryam
Two series of works are due to be displayed - the set of big format canvases
(2010), Maryam Amini
extremely fragile, Please handle with care and
the collection of works on cardboard after which the exhibition is named, Me
and Madam Iran (2009).
The title of the most recent collection - purposely autobiographical - refers to
the indications usually placed on parcels containing fragile objects; namely,
personal belongings intimately meaningful for the artist.
Mixed media on Canvas. 170x230 cm.
Me and Madam Iran is
the artist's pun on the double meaning of the word Iran. It refers to both the
nation and a female protagonist thus named.
In both sets of works the artist's expression is free, both technically and in
terms of subjects represented. Painting is combined with collage and ready-made;
objects of daily use share room with imaginary and abstract shapes.
Facing Maryam Amini's
works, the viewer is overwhelmed by a feeling of exaltation and ferment, carried
into a journey among discordant elements in a vortex of colours, winding lines,
wrapping shapes and compositions scattered on the white background of the
The painting of the Iranian artist is conceived from the mind of a free spirit
rather than conceptual issues and this is clear at first sight. The action and
creativity of painting cover a key role in the search of new combinations and
solutions that surprise the viewer and especially the artist herself.
Maryam Amini's paintings show introspection as well as hints to
the outside world, the city and the daily routine. Such range of references
opens up to a spectrum of further hints, stimulating the viewers towards their
own free interpretation.
The observation of her pictures leads to the intuition of how most of Maryam
Amini's effort and action aim to the achievement of a narration free of
obstacles towards the horizons of the mind.
September 23 - November 27 2010
opening Thursday, September 23, 6.30pm
Press preview 5.30pm
Via Pesaro 22, 10152 Torino
tel. +39 (0)11 4368593
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