Hanieh Delecroix, Si Seulement, Acrylic on tracing paper, 47cm x 35cm, 2013
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Tehran-born Paris-based artist and clinician Hanieh Delecroix’s work focuses on the relationship between the mind and the body, with the mind of a damaged body being a theme central to her work.
An exhibition of Delecroix’s works on paper is currently on display at Asia House and to coincide with this, the artist will discuss her work in more detail with Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House.
Shades of black and blue dominate Delecroix’s paintings, particularly intense hues of cobalt, ultramarine, and cerulean, which she usually applies with a palette knife in sweeping strokes, creating abstract forms that look ‘written’. She explained in an interview with Asia House that she uses black and blue to show how that even in the middle of darkness, there is also light, and that is the blue.
Delecroix favours translucent paper, chosen for its fragility and its symbolic, skin-like quality explaining that “a crack in the paint or a tear in the paper becomes like a scar.”
At this talk, she will focus on the importance of the relationship between mother and child, a theme which she has spent almost 20 years studying. The theme permeates her art, with the importance of tenderness being central to her work.
She will also explore how the legacy of culture is a key factor in helping human societies survive both shifting political and natural environments.
To read an exclusive interview that Hanieh Delecroix has given to Asia House about her art click here.
For more details on the exhibition click here.
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