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Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

 

Your Splendor Shall Soar Through The Ashes

October 17th-November 21st

In her work, Hedieh Ilchi explores the notion of “duality”, an ongoing necessity in order to comprehend her multifaceted cultural identity as an Iranian-American immigrant. Her paintings function as metaphors for the complexities that emanate from such polarized cultural experiences. These paintings reflect a fusion of visual conventions in Western abstraction and Persian Art, with an emphasis on the ornamentations of “Tazhib”, or the art of illumination. The resulting synthesis evokes allegories of intrusion and invasion, moving beyond the personal and referencing the historical and contemporary sociopolitical conflicts.

 

Ilchi utilizes the paradoxical notions of chance and control to create enigmatic environments where fluid and physical transgressions of paint meet the contemplative precisions of the hand. Paint transforms into land, earth, and molten matter as it flows, coagulates, and fissures throughout and beyond the boundaries of the painting surface, channeling aerial views, space and satellite imageries. The explosive passages of pigment and the meticulously painted patterns merge into an intensified visual dialogue, a depiction of the contradictory impulses in the social, political, and cultural contemporary context.

 

Your Splendor Shall Soar Through the Ashes, 2015

Acrylic on Panel

16x16 inches

The Eternal Bliss

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

48x26 inches

I Myself Am Heaven and Hell

2015

Acrylic and watercolor and hand painted collage on Panel

30x36 inches

Ethereal Trasgression

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Mylar

64x39 inches

Sublime Rupture

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

11x14 inches

Surrender

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

11x14 inches

The Inevitability of Chance 1

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

16x20 inches

The Inevitability of Chance 2

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

16x20 inches

The Inevitability of Chance 3

2015

Acrylic and watercolor on Panel

16x20 inches

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