Since her arrival in Paris from Iran 2005, Bahareh Navabi turned to figuration after several years of abstraction. Since 2008 she has built up a portrait gallery of bizarre characters in black and white. Her approach is gradual, made through experiments. In the series La Solitude du Rêveur, made in 2009, Bahareh Navabi uses Indian ink, creating compositions where thin lines contrast with bold black shapes. Her drawings are both portraits and figures, almost objects. Drawn on tracing paper, they can be superimposed to create a multiple compositions. The possibilities are endless, as if each drawing was a word to create a new sentence. Bahareh Navabi uses the idea of palimpsest by summoning the memory, erasing and re-writing.
The young artist, born in 1985 in Tehran, is still a student at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. It is the will of the gallery L MD to enter into her approach in the course of her research, and to follow her closely as a work in process.
Iranian artist born in 1985 in Téhéran, Iran.
- Paris, France et Téhéran, Iran