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Golnaz Fathi: Let’s Pretend Everything is Alright is on view now through December 14 at our Chelsea location. The Iranian-born artist, renowned for her abstract paintings rooted in the rich traditions of Persian calligraphy, has introducing bold new colors into her work, which depart from her traditional primary hues. Brilliant swaths of neon pink, orange and green enliven the composition and play off raw, gestural brushstrokes, while thousands of intricate lines coalesce into deep pools of ink black, creating moments of stillness.
For the work in this show, Fathi also employed new materials. She set aside the canvas she usually works on in favor of aluminum composite, which she laser cut into dynamic, asymmetrical shapes that activate the painting’s surface. Some of the works are cut and painted to look like the corners have folded onto themselves, like dog-eared pages of a book. Others have triangles or diamonds notched out. Despite the atypical shapes, there is a harmonious sense of symmetry between format and composition.
To bolster the bright colors, Fathi incorporates elements of light into some of the paintings. This is not the first time she’s worked with light as a medium. Beginning in 2007, Fathi moved beyond paint and canvas, producing several series that reinterpret her characteristic hatch marks through the mediums of video and lightboxes. In these new works, tubes of colorful neon bisect some of the paintings down the middle adding warmth, while others are lit from behind, giving the appearance of buoyancy, as if the painting is floating on the wall.
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