This series, developed not only with paint, but also various materials such as cloth, lace and patterns sewn directly on life sized photo prints – stems from the various ways I have seen Iranian women like myself use small acts, day in and day out, to express themselves despite the veils forced upon them – small, discreet acts of expression (and resistance) that manifest themselves with color and gusto.
Sara Madandar is a US based artist from Iran. She was born in Tehran. She got her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works in painting, sculpture, video and performance. Her works changed after her moving to The United States. Her work is mostly about the relationship of the human to their bodies and covers. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas. Her work evokes a sensation out of destruction and touches on the cultural displacements of corporality. Her sculptures are objects related to the human body and are in actual size of the body. Her video, video installations and performances are influenced by her emigration and comparison between two cultures. She uses different elements to transmit her concepts such as patterns, hair as lines, women’s body and etc. She uses different media and technique to show her concept.