I paint, then I vanish my painting.
In my childhood, I can still picture pursuing the spiral of Iranian carpets, then confused and lost among flowers, Eslimi, and calligraphy. From a young age, my mind’s encyclopedia was full of these motifs, I decided to unload them on canvas. An integral part of my work is the tension between what is seen and what lies hidden beneath the surface. I tried to visualize the movement of the Spiral. The spiral motion is a movement towards purification and leaving out the bad, undesired and destructive thoughts and giving way to the presence of truth, beauty and true love.
Like a Sufi dancer (in the form of whirling and spinning) aim to reach the source of all perfection). Or like in Buddhism, Samsara, the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, what I try to do in my work is explore myself in this “passing through” _ the way to escape from Samsara to Nirvana As long as we don’t break the rope of delusion and karma, we continuously have to live with this heavy load of thorns. I wanted the work to have a self-ambiguity and deliberately use color cleaner, sanding and sanding to abrade and cleanse some places of my work.
As Frances Bacon said: “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mina Katebi lives in Iran and got her MA degree from TMU in Tehran. She has had different solo and group exhibitions in US, Italy, Finland, Poland, and in Iran, Tehran. Some of her work is being displayed at a solo show of Zhinous art Gallery Solo exhibition in the Finland exhibition(Galleria Villa Armas). Katebi has participated in Saatchi Gallery Contemporary Art Fair, START Contemporary Art Exhibition, World Art Dubai Exhibition and the Qatar Exhibition.
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