Created in conjunction with "Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow", on view at HEMPHILL April 1 - May 28, this video features an exclusive look at the artist's process and a selection of paintings included in the exhibition.
Each piece featured in "Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow" resembles an abstracted landscape, with suggestions of space and topographical imagery. Ilchi subtly points to landscape in these works to reflect on both her internal and external experience; to capture the complexities of human response. The artist worked on all of the pieces simultaneously, intuitively, with no preconceived direction. Moving across each painting’s surface, Ilchi combines color pours reminiscent of abstract expressionism with traditional, highly detailed Iranian painting technique known as Tazhib. Through the process of combining, layering, hiding, and revealing, she instills cohesion between the two drastically different styles, ultimately, making them one.
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran and currently lives and works in the Washington DC area. Ilchi received a BFA with honors from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2006 and an MFA in Studio Art from the American University in 2011. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Jentel Foundation, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Blouin ArtInfo, The Washington Post, the Washington City Paper and DC Modern Luxury. She has exhibited in New York, Switzerland, Washington DC and Winston-Salem, NC and her work is included in several private and public collections.
1. Some place, that cannot bear your absence
2. The slight cloudiness in a drop of longing
3. Everywhere at the end of time
4. Of a will burdened by an infinitesimal weight
Artist: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi
Copyright: HEMPHILL Artworks
Photography & Video Footage: Provided by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi
Video Editing: Hannah Davis
Music: The World Set Free by William Tyler
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