My name is Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson am a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Tehran based in Dubai. I have a BA in Design and MA in Fine Art from the UK with distinction. My first exhibition was in the biennale in... Read More
My name is Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson am a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Tehran based in Dubai. I have a BA in Design and MA in Fine Art from the UK with distinction. My first exhibition was in the biennale in Paris in 2014 since I have had exhibited, nominated, featured, and participated in several international art shows, events, contests, and awards.
Art is my shortcut for the closeness of thinking by making. When I make art, I don't think about art, I think about us—humans. How we see and how do we think. From that perspective, based on a metaphor analogy and poetical imagery, my works form around my questions and efforts to understand the invisible realities of human relations and perception in vital and emotional states in communication. I am preoccupied with theprogressive philosophy of today's life and the phenomenon of the world of lingual-ism. My concepts emerge from my lived experiences and are rooted in my research study in both aspects, conception and formation of communication.
I was born in the chaotic post-revolution era of Iran and grew up during the war when my first awareness of human connections shaped me in many ways. Years after the conflict, life takes me away from my homeland to the land of anew, where I experience being in the gap between 'words' and 'worlds'. Those cognitive aspects of life profoundly influenced my art.
My primary point of reference is the human mind and the human body. The process of my making is partly experimental party exploratory. I am fascinated by the poetic of materials and the invention of forms. This exploration through an autobiographical and phenomenological endeavour often overlaps the edges of conventional artistic mediums to reach a new interpretation of art and human perception in a contemporaneous definition. My works cover mixed-media photography, drawing and painting, sculpture, installation and diagrams.
WHO I AM
I am a multidisciplinary artist, preoccupied with humanism, a conceptualist and poem-ist.