Past Exhibition / Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Recollection: Works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
October 27 - November 15, 2007
Working in the traditional craft of reverse glass painting and mirror mosaics, a medium dominated by master mirror workers, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian quickly earned the respect of her collaborators with her innovative patterns and her pioneering approach to materials.
Rigorously applying Islamic geometric principles such as Mizan and Tawhid (Balance and Unity), Monir manages to hover between intricate ornamentation and paired down minimalism, between the influences of Seljuk, Safavid and Qajar and of Mondrian and Vasarely.
Throughout her long and well documented art practice, Monir has stayed true to the craft from which she draws boundless inspiration while relentlessly pursuing ground breaking methods and new geometries. Her work has created a voice that at once and with equal relevance, engages in a dialogue around traditional Iranian crafts, as well as in international contemporary art.