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Golnaz Fathi

Untitled, 2014

Acrylic, pen and varnish on canvas
70 9/10 × 159 1/2 × 2 in
180.1 × 405.1 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
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New York, Central, Hong Kong, Singapore
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Golnaz Fathi
Iranian, b. 1972
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Trained as a calligrapher in Iran, Golnaz Fathi flouts the rules of her discipline in favor of highly expressive works. Fathi’s interest in calligraphy derives from the medium’s intention to match the visual beauty of a text with its content. Instead of communicating with words, Fathi pushes the gestural qualities of calligraphy beyond language, into abstraction. Her works repeat forms, creating a meditative quality. “The script becomes so abstract that the composition borrows from the minimal tendency,” she has said. “Like a journey of sorts, I take the words up and down, moving to different places that end nowhere.” Fathi’s work increasingly incorporates markings that recall Abstract Expressionism or Minimalism. Recent works have reduced the calligraphic gesture to detailed scratches on a field of white.

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Golnaz Fathi
Iranian, b. 1972
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Trained as a calligrapher in Iran, Golnaz Fathi flouts the rules of her discipline in favor of highly expressive works. Fathi’s interest in calligraphy derives from the medium’s intention to match the visual beauty of a text with its content. Instead of communicating with words, Fathi pushes the gestural qualities of calligraphy beyond language, into abstraction. Her works repeat forms, creating a meditative quality. “The script becomes so abstract that the composition borrows from the minimal tendency,” she has said. “Like a journey of sorts, I take the words up and down, moving to different places that end nowhere.” Fathi’s work increasingly incorporates markings that recall Abstract Expressionism or Minimalism. Recent works have reduced the calligraphic gesture to detailed scratches on a field of white.

Golnaz Fathi

Untitled, 2014

Acrylic, pen and varnish on canvas
70 9/10 × 159 1/2 × 2 in
180.1 × 405.1 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
New York, Central, Hong Kong, Singapore
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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