Hemaseh Manawi Rad

Esphand
2021
Textile
185 x 115 cm
Riches to Rags - Rags to Riches
2020
Textile
185 x 115 cm
Perseverance
2019
Textile
60 x 60 cm
An Ode to Rice
2019
Textile
Ø150 cm
The Art of Representation
2019
Textile, wood
140 x 70 cm

To what extent does our origin determine who we are? Hemaseh’s work is a dialogue between cultures. Its Persian roots and Western environment create friction in experiences. These triggers inspire her to create tactile and textile works that do justice to both cultures.

Hemaseh tries to embrace the intermediate area between two cultures as one. The work balances between Middle Eastern and Western themes, such as family traditions and childhood memories. To feel at home, she chooses and models traditions from both cultures. Her work is like a puzzle piece that is right beyond the modern West and the magical Middle East, between thinking and feeling.

The work is personal and calls on the viewer to identify with it. She challenges the viewer to enter non-Western perspectives and settings and seduces them to stay there.

 

www.hemasehmanawirad.com
Esphand
2021
Textile
185 x 115 cm
Riches to Rags - Rags to Riches
2020
Textile
185 x 115 cm
Perseverance
2019
Textile
60 x 60 cm
An Ode to Rice
2019
Textile
Ø150 cm
The Art of Representation
2019
Textile, wood
140 x 70 cm