Stories from the Boudoir: Nargess Hashemi
An exhibition supported by Audi Art Experience and Ruinart.
To start the season, B21 is proud to host the first solo show of Iranian painter Nargess Hashemi. Twenty nine year old Nargess Hashemi obtained her MA in painting at the renowned AZAD University in her hometown of Tehran. Her works have been included in several group exhibitions of contemporary Iranian art. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in Dubai, following successful shows in London and Tehran.
Dots, stripes and simple geometric forms combine in her paintings to create richly coloured, multi-faceted patterns that radiate with optical intensity. Both subject and space pulsate with an infinite field of markings, supplying a boundless energy to the two-dimensional form.
Neat fields of motifs and broad stripes of patterns and colours are the building blocks for spellbinding wallpapers, fabrics and tissues. These densely composed elements have an undulating fluidity that transgresses their own linear confines. Thousands of tiny markings, fastidiously etched, sway, lift and bow in unison, as if collectively dancing or blowing in the breeze.