Shima Faridani's narration of the exhibition "Distances and Links" in SARAI (SARADIPOUR) Gallery

April 12, 2022

bjects intertwine and borders disappear. Although they form each other`s peripheral boundaries, they are never in absolute separation. Each is dependent on another, and all are dependent on an essence so mute that any silence would seem like quite the commotion in comparison. A solid color, a monochrome painting, a colorless silence, and even a pristine canvas, are all full of themselves. So, how can one drown in absolute silence and then name it that? Even a zenist painting that comes from the void and the unspoken has not been able to transcend its gesture-likeness because the vacuity itself is very immersed in mannerism. The point of view of the abstract artists of western art who never give up form-oriented objectivity due to their philosophical origins is also explicit. In that regard, modern abstract art is in parallel with Eastern zenist or Eastern Unitarian abstract art, even if lagging behind a few steps.

Shima Faridani is a painter, which means she is bound by a medium or tradition that limits her to expressing things only through what could be seen, even though what Faridani wants to show is the world of absolute concepts, ideas and essence; a paradox that she had been dealing with for a while, according to herself. In this regard, she stands with recent movements that seek a depiction of the world beyond objectivity or perceptions of the mind. Based on this view that is beyond the visual and objective aspects of perception, the painter offers other dimensions of reality. Her humble enthusiasm insists on going beyond the discourse her medium was doomed to be limited to. That is something apart from her style`s resistance against the goals she has pursued. Perhaps she willfully resides in this paradox.

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