AnIranian-born artist has found her paradise in Lancaster.
NazaninMoradi will be presenting Pairidaeza at the city’s King Street Studios fromJune 15-July 27.
Pairidaezais the old Persian word for an ‘other space’ and the exhibition focuses onopenness, tolerance and dialogue, subjects of significance to Nazanin who wasborn in Iran during the Eighties whereshe attended calligraphy and painting school aged just six.
“Theexperience had a decisive impact on my development afterwards,” said Nazaninwho left Iran in 2006 to join family inDubai and study there.
Followinga serious car accident which had left her in a coma, Nazanin moved to Londonwhere she achieved an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in2016. She has exhibited in the UK, France, Croatia, America, Iran and theUnited Arab Emirates.
Nazanin’swork was first displayed at King Street Studios last year as part of theSomething Called Home show butPairidaeza will be her first solo exhibition in the city.
Nazanin’swork combines costume making, performance, painting, printmaking and digitalcollage.
Herinspiration for Pairidaeza is the poem I Feel Sorry For The Garden by feministpoet Forough Farrokhzad which not only considers women’s freedom but also awish for freedom of expression.
Asvisitors enter the exhibition via a spiral staircase, they will see textileshanging from the ceiling. “I wanted to focus on creating spaces floating eitherin the 3D sculpture or 2D oil paintings, populated only by abstracted bodyparts and patterns,” Nazanin explained.
KingStreet Studios are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-5.30pm or byappointment by ringing 07743238663. For more information, visit www.kingstreetstudios.art