There is a multi-aspect character to the work of Hengameh Fouladvand. Her art making is not limited to painting and drawing. She is also a writer, art critic, curator, and a researcher. She considers all as a process of art making. Hengameh Fouladvand’s new paintings are made out of her scratched notes and discarded torn out hand writings. In these manuscript series, her scratched hand writings which have changed character and become part of the whole composition create their own space and dimension, and come to be realized among the essential elements of the total work. She has looked at the importance of the word as the vehicle to express emotions and thoughts with a different purpose here, incorporating it within her now familiar webs, threads, and architectural drawings, to offer new possibilities and new juxtapositions. Longings and pains of separations, emotional excitements and joys of life, journeys to untraveled spaces, and contentment for being in familiar places, all are felt and written about and then scratched and torn here. The idea, she says, is that we can’t really “de-word” our life, but we do need to “read” differently.
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