Whatever/is/here/with/me

Fataneh/Foroughi

January/11/to/February/1/2019

For me flowers and objects are active. They have a will and are transitory. Drawing what I see in my surroundings, my companions, in order to give them a voice is a way to understand life. Following this, I have not sought out antiques or very useful objects that hold the definitions of social and cultural life. Subjects must sit with me and be comfortable. They must harmonize with light and the existing circumstances. Direct daylight or extreme nocturnal darkness transform their meaning, and with the absence of humans, seem to be more important than they are. In order to give meaning or better understand, I rearrange their situational positions and at times find objects to accompany them. I sat before them for hours and hours and just looked at them.

These works attempt to portray the everyday from a seemingly neutral point of view. At a place where people are not the center of the universe, but just creatures amidst other creatures and objects.

Fataneh Foroughi
Winter, 2018

fataneh foroghi_Untitled_ 1394_ 28×19 cm_color pencil on paper_Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ Untitled_ 1396_40x70 cm_ oil on canvas_Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_Untitled_ 35×45 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_Untitled_ 29×20 cm_ oil on cardboard_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 90×90 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 90×90 cm_ oil on canvas___ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 60×40 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 60×60 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 50×60 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 30×40 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1397_ Untitled_ 30×40 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_Untitled_ 30×40 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_Untitled_ 30×20 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_Untitled_ 20×30 cm_1_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_Untitled_ 20×30 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_ Untitled_ 50×50 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_ Untitled_ 30×40 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_ Untitled_ 30×20 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1396_ Untitled_ 20×30 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1395_Untitled_ 100×80 cm_1_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1395_Untitled_ 20×20 cm_2_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1395_Untitled_ 20×20 cm_1_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1395_Untitled_ 20×20 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1395 Untitled_ 80×60 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery
fataneh foroghi_ 1394_Untitled_ 100×150 cm_ oil on canvas_ Courtesy of INJA Gallery