Driven by the fascination for our current times and the controversies they carry with them, Iranian artist Atousa Bandeh (1968, Iran) dwells upon the relationship between men, society and nature raising poetic yet firm reflections over our present.
This new body of work is the starting point of an exploration around media meant as a simultaneous act that both presents and represents a double phenomena. Her wonder on this series originated from the double binding effect that the news produce, on one hand the horror, fear and anxiety and on the other, the power of the image, the action and acceleration. Drama and beauty collide on a slick body ready for the shot with just the perfect amount of makeup. Artistically, with this series Atousa aims to deal with the transitional aspects of both the tradition of portrait and history of painting, to delve within the feedback that occurs between subject and context as layers in the plane.