Negar Jahanbakhsh

Mahboubeh: an Introduction
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x100 cm
The$12 Million Stuffed Shark
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x100 cm
Endless Conversation
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x300

Many years ago I read an interview with Houshang Golshiri, in which he was asked: “Why do you write?” He answered: “For many reasons, sometimes I write to know whether I am in love or not. Once it happened, I was witness to a relationship. I wrote the first chapter of my book. Then from the musical sense, I had to listen to it. I listened and then realized that he was in love, he was desperately in love. Thus I write to see if I am in love or not.

A friend told me a story that he had become involved in. I told him: ‘I will give you 6 months to sort this out’. After six months I called him and asked him whether he finished the story or not, and he answered, ‘no’. I told him that I would finish the story. I wrote it to see what happens. Sometimes I want to show the truth of people to themselves.

Maybe what I do in my painting is this: I paint to know if I am in love or not, to know my own state of mind, to know what’s going on and to show humanity’s true self.

Mahboubeh: an Introduction
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x100 cm
The$12 Million Stuffed Shark
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x100 cm
Endless Conversation
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x300