Deborah Schamoni

Mauerkircherstr. 186

D-81925 München

Wednesday – Friday 12 – 6 pm

Saturday 12 – 4 pm and by appointment

Maryam HoseiniAfter You

Green Art Gallery, New York, US

21.11.20 – 07.01.21

  • Hoseini’s dramaturgical plotting of space, both in the composition of the paintings and in their placement in the gallery, yields dreamscapes where bodies float between abstraction and figuration. The large panels simultaneously evoke the shapes of abstracted human forms and familiar architectures, while the shadows cast against the walls highlight the theatricality and fluidity in their relationship to the viewer. One becomes strangely body-conscious encountering the work – simultaneously connecting to the human scale of the panels while being alienated by the flatness of their surfaces.

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    A sequence of small-scale paintings elaborates on the oneiric experience of this spatial encounter. It begins with an abstracted architecture in which a checkered floor is legible but other elements are vaguely defined, and Hoseini’s signature warped bodies are set at a distance in a landscape. As the sequence progresses, the perspective of each successive painting gradually recedes to reveal more of the architecture while the figures diminish. As we study each painting, the effect is one of sharing our position as viewers with a ghostly third-person observer within the space of the paintings themselves – a voyeuristic experience of looking and being looked at as the definition of inside and outside shift.

    Text: Green Art Gallery, New York
    Photos: Green Art Gallery, New York
    Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery, New York, Dubai

Maryam Hoseini
Hello-Goodbye Bad Dreams, 2020
Acrylic, ink and pencil on wood panel Installation
183 ⁠× ⁠94 ⁠× ⁠4 ⁠cm

Maryam Hoseini
Two Visitors and Broken Window, 2020
Acrylic, ink and pencil on wood panel Installation
196 ⁠× ⁠76 ⁠× ⁠4 ⁠cm

Maryam Hoseini
Modern Chaos, 2020
Acrylic, ink and pencil on wood panel
214 ⁠× ⁠106 ⁠× ⁠4 ⁠cm