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Farnaz Jahanbin is an Iranian painter and singer. Her works convey both the liveliness of Tehran and the mystery of Persian aesthetics. Everyday events, conversation, altercation, circulation, are the starting point of her abstract compositions, which borrow from oriental calligraphy their rhythmic undulations. It is precisely in the visual rhythm that Farnaz Jahanbin expresses her passion for singing, which she has practiced for several decades.
The artist invented a unique artistic practice: the Voice painting. The production of the work becomes a sung performance. Jahanbin draws the force of the brush movement from the resonance of her own voice. When she paints, her song resembles a ritual incantation and the painting retains this mystical vibration. Voice painting refers to the American movement of action painting, while being part of the millennial Middle Eastern heritage. The result is however resolutely contemporary. The forms, reduced to the essential, find an echo in street art as in minimalist abstraction.
Based in: Tehran
Iranian painter, Farnaz Jahanbin, creates complex portraits of home through the dual lenses of sound and vibration. Whether its two men fighting over payment, a boy playing guitar, or the chatter of a public bus, Jahanbin’s work translates the complexity of day-to-day life into abstract painting. Each jagged line and …
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