Fieroza Doorsen
British, born 1960

Expanding upon her formal education in printmaking, South Africa-born Fieroza Doorsen works with charcoal, ink, pastel, oil, acrylic, and collage on both paper and canvas to investigate mark-making, spatial relations, and formal contrasts. While Doorsen’s visual language is decidedly abstract and emphasizes pattern and color, it is also grounded in familiar, expression-based calligraphic marks. Her use of materials like tissue paper and wax is reminiscent of Arte Povera in that she imbues old objects with a new purpose. Doorsen has experimented with figurative imagery over the course of her career, but regularly returns to abstraction. Her style has grown increasingly painterly over time, with colors and patterns bleeding into each other.