Every quest begins with “sight” and it is “distance” that is required to be able to see. I observe what surrounds me, whatever stands at a distance, in search of my boundaries; where “I” ends and another begins.
This series, entitled “By Way of Sight”, is an attempt at studying the subjectivity and objectivity of our own existence which, aside from the presence of the painter and subjectivity in the context, continues in the absence of figures and through objects, exploiting the veils between and exploring the hidden facets of “I”.
The exhibited works, created between the years 2016 and 2022, are the result of a quest for our own “being” among objects depicted in disarray.
Leyli Rashidi Rauf
Leyli Rashidi-Raouf was born in 1986 in Tehran and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in painting from Shahed Art College in 2009.
Participating in more than twenty group exhibitions inside and outside the country, teaching and experiencing art residencies (Art Residency) are among her activities and achievements.
“Way Of Sight” series is her seventh solo exhibition and her first collaboration with INJA Gallery. This series includes seven paintings in different dimensions and a number of print-makings with etching technique.