Behnaz Ghasemi (Gallery 2)

Behnaz Ghasemi (Gallery 2)

Friday, December 27, 2013Monday, January 6, 2014

9 18th Street
Teheran, Iran

Behnaz Ghasemi

The exhibition is on view through January 6, 2014 from 11 am to 8 pm

I have always been surrounded by nature when painting it and in every moment I have been a witness of both extraordinary and subtle changes in my surroundings and those moments of euphoria and peace of mind widened my perspective, inviting me to appreciate the beauty of presence and the present, fleeting, moment. I constantly try to remind myself that this moment is reality; the past and present are merely a human conception.
I was motivated to photograph the sky for many years because I liked the detailed perfection, or rather, imperfection and diversity of soft white clouds in various forms. The sky is incomparable to anything else on any scale; it is always in sight and never seizes to be anything less than breath taking, beautiful and magnificently vast. Where as the photos of the sky will never add up to the splendid reality of it, solely because we cannot materialise it and do it justice. Photos capture moments; once a photo is taken it is no the longer the sky but an image representing a particular time and place which can never be repeated; that moment is gone. After photographing the sky a new connection was made which inspired me to create and conjure up my own skies and once again those paintings would neither be comparable to the photos or the sky, they are something else entirely. My paintings are a personal interpretation and representation of my photos and the sky.