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Title . REMINISCI. 2009. Huile sur toile 185x250 cm
The invasion of figures, of symbols and senses, and of
references in Nazanin Pouyadeh’s paintings seize at first look. We immerge
ourselves in a universe both familiar and strange. Each painting is a world in
itself, but it expresses a world in chaos. The figures are placed in suspense in
imaginary landscapes reminiscent of classic Flemish or Italian paintings that
she studies and explores with precision.
The artist, the painter is always the director. One by
the one she places the visible elements in search of correct coincidence
between her mental images from memory and amnesia and those of the exterior
world. Their fusion creates new understandings, connections and
collections of what is real and delivers a paradoxical world in which one
To see a painting of Nazanin Pouyandeh is a cross between appearances,
collages, patchworks of references, where Iran discovers itself under Venus,
hard rock, gothic under the light of Joachim Patinir, classicism and the cool
generation, role-playing games and war. Today, history is history of mixing.
The acceleration of the contemporary world with the incessant influx of images
has exhausted all stability in their apprehension.
Exil of Pouyandeh. The tensions of image between Iran and Europe
enlighten her work. Nomads or exiles have Histories and Geographies. Her
paintings transmit her crossing of countries and images, Babel of sense, of forms and colors. Not in
search of origins, she delivers an non identity, non nostalgic identity,
reality reveals itself surreal. Using the words of the writer Edouard Glissant,
she creolises, she makes a world of all perceived words, those of her
origins, of her country of exile, but also of those discoveries in books—the
world past,present and future in which all logic is absent.
The narration, the history or fable describes itself
without any clear connecting narrative other than the experience of painting
for Pouyandeh. The history of the piece builds itself in the here and now of
the painting in progress in search of connecting all the elements of the piece.
About Nazanina Pouyandeh
1981 in Tehran, Iran. Graduated form Beaux-Arts of
Paris in 2005.
Pouyandeh lives and works in Paris.
2010/2011- Solo exhibitions: Aaran Gallery. Iran/ Eric Mircher Gallery. Paris (catalogue. texts P. Piguet/Eric Corne)
2009- Solo exhibition: Eric Mircher Gallery. Paris
(catalogue. Text P. Dagan) Chelsea Art
Inside and Out.” New York.
2008- “Figuration de l’imaginaire” CAC. Mont de Marsan
(catalogue) and Prize Erro Antoine Marin
2007- Aeroplastics Gallery. Brussels.
“La Nouvelle histoire” by Pat Andrea. The