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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Nilou Kazemzadeh

Nilou Kazemzadeh

Artist Work

Bones and Dimensions II
2015
Ink
7" x 9 1/2"
Bones and Dimensions IV
2015
Oil Paint
30" x 40"
Searching for Form
2015
ink
6" x 7"
Searching for Form II
2015
ink
6 1/2" x 10"
Transcending Separation
2015
Intaglio Collagraph
14 1/2" x 24"
Cheragh
2015
Collagraph

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Traditional Arts

Artist Statement

Through my art, I initiate a dialog within myself, studying and analyzing the constant flow of information in my life and surroundings. I create identity-based artwork in order to come to an understanding about my multicultural lifestyle. Our scope of identity is vast and ever changing, my goal is to shed light on this entity. As an Iranian-American, there have been many times where I have felt neither American nor Iranian, but instead I exist somewhere in the center, constantly in a state of flux. I use Farsi calligraphy in my artwork to showcase the beauty of my language, but I also use it as a medium. I repeat the words over and over again in order to imbed its form and meaning into myself. The artworks I create are a by-product of this searching. That is to say that my process is more important than the final created work.