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Art Watch : Shadi Rezaei

Shadi Rezaei is our Art Watch Artist for today. This section is brought to you by Art From Us and Divvya Nirula. The Artists we spotlight here can be from any field, across any discipline, and using a variety of media. We share here why we think they are important and worth watching. Be it genius creators of eras gone by. Or the upcoming contemporary artist who is yet to have their first show. All come under the purview of Art Watch.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the capacity of Persian calligraphy”. – Shadi Rezaei

Shadi Razaei’s passion for the visual arts comprises of an exploration of the relationships between tradition and contemporary art. Her works bring a series of mutable and spontaneous gestures that negotiate the relationship between stability and uncertainty.

Rezaei’s practice involves the deep exploration of her own eidetic memory. She interrogates a wide range of themes. These include power, gender as well as animalism versus humanity and oddity versus beauty and identity. These are all depicted in her work, within the framework of her chosen medium. Shadi’s unique excavation of the past and the subsequent exploration, is carried out through various creative media. Employing the use of unconventional materials enables her to create and question metaphoric expressions of the untold. Further, as a twist to her presentation of her material, the narratives that Shadi wishes to communicate, also determine the medium she chooses to work in.

Why Shadi Rezaei?

An intrinsic part of her painting, the subjects are often invited to play a part in the creation of the work. A combination of photography, performance, dance, painting and the use of video render her work truly multi-dimensional.

Shadi’s works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and auctions in the United Kingdom, United States, Monaco & Dubai, as well as having been presented in panels and publications.

She was born in 1986 in Iran and started her artistic expression with drawing. She studied Graphic design in Art University of Tehran in 2005. Subsequently, in 2007 she started working as a freelance graphic designer. Making a foray into the world of art and towards becoming a professional artist she has participated in assorted group exhibitions in different medias such as painting, drawing and, graphic design.


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