530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Fariba Baghi
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

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    Mixed Media on Paper
    36" x 48"
    Fariba Baghi

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    Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 24"
    Fariba Baghi

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    Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 40"
    Fariba Baghi

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    Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Fariba Baghi


Fariba Baghi

FARIBA BAGHI

Tripping the Light Fantastic
December 7 - January 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6-8 PM

Fariba Baghi paints ethereal abstracts that explore the connections between the human body and the delicate elements of nature. Though she paints mainly in earthen tones, Baghi achieves a lightness in her work, due to her mastery of texture. In acrylic, homemade organic paint, and sometimes even in cement, she stretches and layers her colors. Paint becomes a gauzy film, dries up here, and floats away there.

Baghi’s personal experiences contain unusual paradoxes, the contrasts of which show up in her work. Though interested in art from a young age, growing up in Iran made it difficult for her to find models to draw. Today, her figures are imbued with mystery: their faces are obscured, their body language uncertain. They dissipate at the edges, turning into pure pigment. Baghi also sometimes incorporates photographs for a mixed-media collage, which adds to the otherworldly effect of the universe she has created.

Baghi was born in Tehran, Iran and today lives in Toronto, Canada, where she went to college. She has donated several of her paintings to the Canadian film company Phoolan Devi.


Ethereal Abstracts

“Art is an expression that comes from the soul of an artist.” – Fariba Baghi

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