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Artwork explanation

Shahrivar Series are composed of two distinct and contradictory parts. The basis of these unorganized urban and industrial atmospheres that depicts a modern, licentious, malicious society contrasts with the natural and native environment that forms the symbol of nature, the environment and the world within us. 

In various works of this period, urban texture formed with metal collages, interact and act with the native and natural environment of the work depicted with a variety of colours.

In some works, urban texture dominates and controls the natural environment, and in other works, the parts that are referring to the nature, have overcome the urban texture and abandon themselves from its filters.
In the work of fish and coral, the sea and the underwater world are in contrast with urban texture. However, with regards to presented two works, in one of them, a part of an odd and strange perspective with trees in the cold season, and in the other work the bright sky and atmosphere, is placed in contrast to urban texture.

Ultimately, all three works represent the conflict and interaction, which are the two different, yet inevitable, atmosphere of our era.
 


Expert Opinion

“Bita Vakili’s work embodies a dialectic conversation between the mysteries of the self and outside world in abstract images that look familiar at times. Her visual world is fluid, restless, and profoundly personal. It begins with a broad, vague entirety and ends up in marvellous, delicate details. Her distinctive works seem to be common lyrical abstractions at first sight, formed by fine outlines and undulating colour surfaces.

Despite its tangible expressive language, Vakili’s work makes no attempt at employing strong impressive brushstrokes or emotional behaviour. Flavoured with rationalism, Vakili's works impress gently and implicitly, underlining the philosophy that particles constitute the entire universe. In fact, these delusive images connote both a world of particles and galaxies. It can be said that the main idea of her art is the similarity and symmetry of these microcosms and macrocosms.

In both notions, the image she creates is a product of a downward look at the horizon which is ultimately presented on a vertical plane. The view could be from near or from afar, mysteriously drifting between abstract and figurative painting. One can imagine that she is painting either the earth or a mere background; it can be either a large plane enclosed by a small rectangle or a tiny spot with a great concern. Thus, in addition to being a discovery in the world of particles and planes, Bita Vakili's painting is an experiment with textures and masses.”
 Sami azar
 


Exhibition history

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Exhibition | SENSATION

London Gallery

SENSATION

group exhibition, 05 April - 20 June

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Exhibition | Earth Pulse

London Gallery

Earth Pulse

solo exhibition, 29 November - 29 January


Other works by Bita Vakili

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Fish And Coral

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Fish And Coral , 2014

Shahrivar Signed, 2014 Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 x 4.5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2016

Passageway Signed, 2016 Mixed media on canvas 170 x 170 x 4.5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2016

Passageway Signed, 2016 Mixed media on canvas 170 x 170 x 4.5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2012

Shahrivar Signed, 2012 Mixed media on canvas 110 x 70 x 2.5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Lullaby for Tehran

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Lullaby for Tehran , 2017

Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas 135 x 225 x 4.5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2017

The Pulse of the Earth Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas 145 x 185 x 7 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2017

The Pulse of the Earth Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas 145 x 185 x 7 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Untitled

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Untitled , 2017

Shahrivar Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 80 x 4 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Ah Seven years old

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Ah Seven years old , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 80 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Colorful tension

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Colorful tension , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 110 x 320 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Everyone is afraid

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Everyone is afraid , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 110 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | For you

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

For you , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 110 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | From every bit of life

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

From every bit of life , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 190 x 190 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | I have been sleeping I have dreamed

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

I have been sleeping I have dreamed , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 60 x 80 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Much later than now

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Much later than now , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 125 x 125 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Near the far

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Near the far , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 40 x 70 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | On the verge

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

On the verge , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 185 x 145 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | The beginning The end

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

The beginning The end , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 125 x 125 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | The last treasure

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

The last treasure , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 190 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | The secret seed

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

The secret seed , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 190 x 5 cm

CAMA Gallery | Bita Vakili | Under my skin

Bita Vakili (b.1973)

Under my skin , 2018

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 185 x 145 x 5 cm

Bita Vakili

Untitled - 2017

Shahrivar series Mixed media on canvas 80 x 80 x 4 cm Frame depth 92 x 92 x 4 cm Signed on lower left CoA no. 1803141957445

OAR No. 102185 This artwork is unique

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