An example of how the artist uses literature to inform her practice. Nadia Ayari, opens in the Project Space
This exhibition continuing her investigation into deconstructing calligraphy and looking into the deeper complexities of the written word. The artist explores the physical form and its signified insinuations through the lens of the dark narratives of The Blind Owl, a major literary work by Iranian author Sadegh Hedayat. Pouran uses Hedayat's quote as a point of departure for exploring various media such as intricate drawings on paper and paintings, as well as sculptures in copper and plexiglass, to deliver her experience of the confessional narrative. As with previous works where she drew inspiration from seminal text works like the Quran and the Cyrus Cylinder (ancient Persian text based artifact). Contemporary the exhibition "The Fountain and The Fig", by Nadia Ayari, opens in the Project Space. Nadia works with densely painted surfaces, where stark contrasting colours form hyper-natural imagery, provide strong allegories of the sensual and the violent. Image: Pouran Jinchi, Pink Painting (The Blind Owl Series), 2013, Ink on Canvas, 122 x 122 cm.