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Elham Bayati

Home 7133 Sanders Way. County: Ohio
Westerville. Ohio 43082 United States
Home Phone: 6147439211 Birthday: September 16, 2021 Website: http://www.elhambayati.com

Bio

Elham Bayati lives in Columbus-Ohio (Born-Tehran Iran), received her BFA and MA from Tehran-Iran and MFA from Columbus college of art and design. Permanent Member of Society of Iranian Painters (SIP) and, Associate member of Phoenix. rising. printmaking. Columbus-Ohio.

Visually, she narrates Persian women soul based on society that she has grown up as a woman. Floral patterns for her is a feminine world that reminds her grandmother’s scarf, and her mother’s dress-making fabrics. These patterns signify the beauty of a peaceful point in the middle of the dark life of contemporary Iran. She usually uses fabrics and printing as collage and combine(layers) her drawings with prints and patterns with figures of historical Iranian women. She dreams to reconcile two worlds. She strives to illustrate a rich, colorful culture that has been faded by the dark shade of sadness.

Artist Statement

 

       My works are episodic and layers. I visually narrate a thousand years of Persian women’s souls-tired souls, conveying the pressures of hegemonic masculinity and a society which tries to ignore them; I narrate their love, anger, silence, sadness and happiness. My works are about myself as an Iranian woman-my sense of reality, my identity. I paint the many flowers that grew even though patriarchal society tried to cut them. They reflect the floral patterns that remind me of my grandmother’s scarf, and my mother’s dress-making fabrics. These patterns signify the beauty of a peaceful point in the middle of the dark life of contemporary Iran.

          In my works I use fabrics and printing as collage and combine(layers) my drawings with prints and patterns with figures of historical Iranian women. In my dreams I reconcile two worlds: I strive to illustrate a rich, colorful culture that has been faded by the dark shade of sadness. I invite my viewers to see my passion in colors, floral patterns and texture that are main parts of femininity in my mind and the duality that I have always lived in.

Portfolio

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