Nina Ghanbarzadeh

Line Drawing VIII (2018)
archival pen on paper
14 x 11 in. | $280

Nina Ghanbarzadeh who lives between two cultures (American-Persian) finds herself translating constantly. She tries to avoid this by situating text as a place for shifting perspectives in her art. What is the potential of text when it becomes non-referential beyond specificity and context? Ghanbarzadeh uses her writings as repetitive lines of text that unfold into pattern and shapes. Decomposing the written text further into lines, dots and curves, she uses these basic elements to draw simple compositions. In her works, she seeks the universal truth and the very existence of humans in this world.

© Nina Ghanbarzadeh