My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about my self and the world I live in. I built and destroy. I construct then deconstruct, I apply a coat of thick Gesso on the outer layer to restore the indentations and fill the cracks, another pattern emerges, another thought surfaces, pattern upon pattern, ideas upon ideas, I cover it up again. I sand, and another design arises. They seemed to subside and pale. No one could read them. They were entangled in one another. I could no longer construct the design that i sought. i would draw and erase, write and sand. and more and more get insight.
Insight allows us to understand ourselves better and to communicate our needs. Without insight we may not understand or even be able to identify our boundaries.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mina Katebi is an independent artist living in Tehran, Iran. In the summer of 2014 she completed a Master of Art on Persian painting at TMU in Tehran. She achieved University Granted full Scholarship Award for Master degree at TMU.
Katebi participated in different solo and group exhibitions in US, UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, Finland (residency program), Dubai and Tehran. Mina is heavily inspired by Iranian carpets and their motifs, as well as the movement of ‘the spiral’.
She views the spiral motion as a move towards purification and leaving out the bad, undesired and destructive thoughts and giving way to the presence of truth, beauty and true love. An integral part of her work is the tension between what is seen and what lies hidden beneath the surface.
© Mina Katebi