In her vibrant acrylic on canvas paintings, Iranian artist Manoushak Azad utilizes masses of curvilinear lines and soft shapes to create forms that appear as if born from nature. From nerve endings to galaxies, the artist depicts diverse subjects in her inimitable style, layering tangled webs of lines to create depth in her sprawling compositions. Often employing bold tonal harmonies, her cool palette lends a sense of calm to the otherwise bustling works.
Azad’s Space is an abstract composition in dark turquoise and lime with orbs of pigment hovering above the surface of a snarled network of delicate lines. Evoking orbits and the solar system, the painting hints at the depth of what is unseen and unknown. Azad’s tenuous lines make visible universal connections through time and space, joining by a thread that which is seemingly distant and disparate.