|Pouran Jinchi, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai|
Pouran Jinchi is an Iranian-born, New York artist who borrows from her home culture's traditions of literature and calligraphy to pursue her own aesthetic investigations. Having been trained in calligraphy, she finds the relation between words and forms, natural or non-objective, deeply intertwined. In Pouran's recent work, viewers will appreciate her increasingly detailed focus on the form of language as subject matter.
Pouran’s work often employs a mixture of calligraphy and abstract expressionism that intertwines Islamic geometry, Iranian traditions and contemporary aesthetics, with a unique lyricism. Pouran's early paintings were large scale and heavily layered abstractions, whose flowing lines of saturated color and rolling waves of calligraphy brought to life the form as well as the content of the text to which she was responding. With successive series, Pouran narrowed her focus to single words, repeated over and over to create the very object they signified, or aesthetics distilled from a single letter, emphasizing the building block of language and thought.
FRIEZE ART FAIR
More than 200 international galleries brought together the world’s most exciting emerging and established contemporary artists to New York City. Below is an overview of galleries represented in the huge Frieze exhibition tent.
Frieze returned to Randall’s Island for the fifth time May 5 to May 8, 2016. This marks the 25th anniversary of Frieze as an organization and 2016 its the first year with Victoria Siddall at the helm as director of Frieze, New York.
This issue is an overview listing all of the galleries and showing a few teaser artworks as we ran through the fair for the first time. Our next issue will be dedicated to a close look at artists, galleries, images, titles and media - all examined in detail.
GALLERIES FEATURED IN THE TENT
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