This drawing explores the liminal space between memory and experience as well as abstraction and figuration. The artist embraces ambiguity in her compositions where each form has the autonomy to create its own narrative—yet still maintain its abstract nature.
Hantehzadeh's paper works explore the immediacy and directness of graphite sticks and colored pencils. The artist employs a loose and repetitive style of mark-making that draws attention to the process of creation and the marks themselves. She balances the natural movement of her hand with both conscious and subconscious decisions as she explores form, gesture and color.
Nasim Hantehzadeh creates large-scale paintings and drawings using oil-based materials. She is constantly evolving her visual language by exploring form, gesture and color in a loose style of mark-making that draws attention to the process of creation. Hantehzadeh’s work emphasizes a sense of in-betweenness—bringing the viewer to spaces of emptiness, where metamorphic forms co-exist.
Nasim Hantehzadeh was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1988, and was raised in Tehran, Iran.
She received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. In 2013, she received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. In 2007, she received a BA at the Art and Architecture Tehran Center University in Iran.
Galleries exhibiting Hantehzdeh’s work include: Nina Johnson in Miami, Florida; Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, California; Ochi Projects in Los Angeles, California; New Release in New York City; Paramo Galeria in Guadalajara, Mexico; and Lefebvre & Fils in Paris, France.
Hantehzadeh is the recipient of the Resnik Scholarship and the d’Arcy Hayman Scholarship. She was awarded a MacDowell fellowship in 2019. Residencies the artist participated in include: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; the Vermont Studio Center; and the Macedonia Institute.
Hantehzadeh’s work has been published in Art Maze Mag, New American Paintings and Art & Cake.
Hantehzadeh lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
This drawing explores the liminal space between memory and experience, as well as abstraction and figuration. The artist embraces ambiguity in her compositions where each form has the autonomy to create its own narrative—yet still maintain its abstract nature.More