The central idea behind these works are semblance. By which I mean I try to force my thoughts back into some ‘semblance of order’
Semblance comes from the 14th-century French word for “resemble" and it is a noun for things that look one way on the outside but are very different on the inside.
The state of being somewhat like something but not truly or fully the same thing. Using traditional patterns, like Ghalamkari, removing them from their traditional surrounding and embedding them within the new space. That perhaps explains part of what appeals to me in mixing contemporary with traditional art.
Reshaping Persian decorative motifs that are used in common objects make the familiar unfamiliar, awaiting discovery in the complex texture of the work. The result being a sense of freedom, a freedom to go back to past memories.
My work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, France and USA.
I'm thrilled to be a contributor in the upcoming auction 'A Tale of Two Cities' organised by Magic of Persia, a charity art foundation.
This will be held by Christie's in Monaco on the 28th July and Bonhams on the 15th September in LA.