Soraya Sharghi reinvents and rediscovers an ancient visual imaginary and medium of communicating knowledge. Sharghi transforms, via means of colour and symbolism, elements of fable and mythology into a contemporary discourse. The artist’s authenticity creates a new visual language in which hybrids with human and animal features, mostly female, transcend in exuberant compositions.
Deriving but expanding the concept of the nymphs, it links and breaks the connections to their deity. A parallelism between old and new times, that mirrors the empowerment on womankind. Soraya Sharghi’s pictorial world reflects on the hardship of the past and the development of the present power dynamics, which will shape the future.