Craft Meets Contemporary in Hadieh Shafie’s Meticulous Rolled-Paper Paintings
Dimension: 10.5" diameter x 3" depth
Shafie's work is in the following public collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Victoria and Albert Museum; Bank of America, Corporation Collection, North Carolina; Art in Embassies, Public Collection Dubai, UAE; the Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE; Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska; The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Winter Park, FL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Courtesy of the Artist
Born in Tehran and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York, Hadieh Shafie makes unthinkably intricate works—both on paper and of paper. Her tessellating pen-and-ink drawings, with their calligraphic lines and delicate colors, are just as staggering as the sculptures she constructs out of thousands of rolled, hand-dyed strips of paper. Shafie’s brightly colored paper art evokes both ancient handcrafts and modern pixelation. Though her works are densely textured and difficult to visually disassemble, she says that her influences include movements like Color Field Painting and Abstract Expressionism.
Iranian, b. 1969, Tehran, Iran, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States