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Selected Works by Sepideh Salehi

Artist statement

Mohr Portrait Series

My individual work spans printing, photography and video, animation, and revolves around the poetics of the veil as well as the stories from my own country of origin. My work primarily relies on paper, from which I creates videos, collages, drawing, photography and painting.The manual process is seminal to my language and identity as an Iranian woman; however, the topics I explores, namely the power, the violence, the identity straddling national borders and cultures, as well as the role of women in our contemporary world, raise questions that refer to a more universal way of thinking.The concept of covering up, hiding and privacy are all of interest to me. Utilizing writing and words as a form of drawing is one way I find my imagery. These drawings emerge from a union between the immediacy of line and the direct and literal communicative properties of writing.I have also used the traditional Muslim prayer stone as a starting point. I borrow the etched images on the prayer stones to create patterns through rubbing and printing.The repeated images of the stones create a rhythm leading me in the end,to an imagery revealing layers upon layers. They form a pattern, echo words that become evident through this deliberate meditative work process.

Mohr Portrait 2, 2017
limited edition of 3
Photograph on wood panel with frottage on Japanese paper
48 x 36 in

Mohr Portrait 3, 2017
limited edition of 3
Photograph on wood panel with frottage on Japanese paper
48 x 36 in

Mohr Portrait 14, 2017
limited edition of 3
Photograph on wood panel with frottage on Japanese paper
24 x 30 in

Mohr Portrait 13, 2017
limited edition of 3
Photograph on wood panel with frottage on Japanese paper
24 x 30 in

Mosaic Mohr Portrait, 2014
Photograph on wood panel with frottage on Japanese paper
24 x 45 in

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