The victory of a slow stream

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, the quality of a dream , the absurdity of life and the transformation of the impossible, all hints from our relationship with ourselves and the small but vast world that belongs to us. To pursue new ways of storytelling-observing life that appears randomly and at will.
The outcome of these expression and interpretation has been transferred on canvas.

Zahra Hooshyar. Landscapes of the soul

Painting is born from the inexhaustible amazement of the painter who lets herself be enchanted by the world: wonder seeks the essential, is an instant manifestation of being, dissolved by the consequential rhythm of existence. Nature has always been a privileged field of investigation for those who work with color and its representation in contemporary art has long gone out of the canons of realism to embrace a wider field of cues, motifs, and implications. By color, an artist is a demiurge, maker of new forms, molder of other worlds that are not those of reality and in this sense every vision immediately becomes creation.

The Iranian artist, Zahra Hooshyar (1961. Lives and works in the UK) begins with her impressions of nature’s fugitive objects and her observation of the most intangible phenomena, like light, air, reflection, condensation, shadow, to turn them into an inner dien plan in which the sense of vision melts into a variety, plunging into a single imaginary garden. Each painting appears to stem from the magnification and blurring of a meteorological detail or texture that retains an astonishing camouflage with the original while gaining an existential depth that is decoupled from the objective data. The painting is born in it as a deep need for direct contact with nature and translates not into the traditional landscape but

 a loving glance of life-filled things, into a yearning. Infinity becomes light and color. The painting represents the place where the splendor of nature is welcomed, a space of beauty within which the world animates and finds its concordance, overcoming conflicts, and disharmonies of real life. Color is understood as the language of the eye that perceives the world and recognizes its suggestive value that stimulates the imagination to enrich a dream and open new horizons to infinity and the unknown. For this reason, painting, while taking its cue from reality, is not a tool of description, but takes on spiritual value, as if the color were what comes before the definitive distinction between subject and …..

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