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SORAYA SHARGHI, GAZE (EVE.11), 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 198.12 x 114.3 cm
SORAYA SHARGHI
GAZE (EVE.11), 2019
Acrylic on canvas, 198.12 x 114.3 cm
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SORAYA SHARGHI, UNTITLED (mermaid), 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 139.7 x 241.3 cm
SORAYA SHARGHI
UNTITLED (mermaid), 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 139.7 x 241.3 cm
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Soraya sharghi
b. 1988, based in New York, USA

In her large-format paintings Soraya Sharghi depicts a mythology of the 21st century. A traditional iconography, with masculine connotations, experiences it's refiguration through the female body. These new heroines make it possible to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context. The motifs and detailed friezes depicted in her works are based on memories of childhood fairy tales, which Sharghi uses to build her own fantasy world. Within her fantasy, she is able to reflect the challenges of inner and outer battles in our reality. Representations of Persian mythology, together with Japanese anime and contemporary literature, are also central to her inspiration. From this experience, Sharghi developed a very precise and highly topical painting technique, which she combines with screen printing, gold leaf, plastic elements on canvas and 'Khātam', an ancient Persian inlay technique.
SORAYA SHARGH, IGNITE THE NIGHT, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 134.62 x 223.52 cm
SORAYA SHARGHI
IGNITE THE NIGHT, 2021
Acrylic on canvas, 134.62 x 223.52 cm
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SORAYA SHARGHI, THE FOUNTAIN, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 152.4 x 241.3 cm
SORAYA SHARGHI
THE FOUNTAIN, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas, 152.4 x 241.3 cm
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Past exhibitions
Soraya Sharghi
SEVEN LABOURS
SETAREH Düsseldorf
21.06.20 WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
FIRST EXHIBITION OF SORAYA SHARGI IN EUROPE

A large logo was key to reflect the importance of the brand message within the organization’s messaging and lead with citizens to remind them of the unmet primary objective. While our provincial border communities are not alone in their inability to fund good quality public education, we do share one major problem: illiteracy. Provincial statistics indicate that 6 out of 10 children aged five to 19 have suffered from some kind of cause by the time they are

21.06.20 JUXTAPOZ
SEVEN LABOURS: SETAREH PRESENTS THE FIRST EUROPEAN EXHIBITION OF SORAYA SHARGHI

A large logo was key to reflect the importance of the brand message within the organization’s messaging and lead with citizens to remind them of the unmet primary objective. While our provincial border communities are not alone in their inability to fund good quality public education, we do share one major problem: illiteracy. Provincial statistics indicate that 6 out of 10 children aged five to 19 have suffered from some kind of cause by the time they are

21.06.20 ARTNET
DON’T MISS THESE 6 EXCITING UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS WITH NEW WORK YOU CAN CHECK OUT—VIRTUALLY—ALL MONTH

In raucously colorful large-format paintings, Soraya Sharghi builds her own 21st-century mythology. The artist finds inspiration both in tales of archaic matriarchal societies and by reconfiguring the ancient visual folklores of the East and the West by placing female figures at the centers of these age-old narratives. She infuses these with new life melding them with memories of childhood fairy tales, Persian miniature painting, Japanese anime, and contemporary literature.

Soraya Sharghi’s “Seven Labours” in on view online through May 23, 2020, at Setareh Gallery.

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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm