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Bridge of Hearts :: Goli  Mahallati

Bridge of Hearts

Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12"

Goli Mahallati

Goli Mahallati's paintings are a zone where reality and dream, color and form are suspended. They are poetic expressions that transcend the object and become 'icons' of sensory impressions. While the work might appear to be in danger of falling into the abyss of decoration - her paintings soon evoke a myriad of sensations that are often burdened by distress and a sense of loss. This is perhaps due to the fact that Mahallati's abstract treatment of form is not free of objective connections.

Mahallati's paintings communicate a sense of subjective relations to a world whose many faces of tragedy, joy, insecurity and love are coalesced into one. The ambiguity in her paintings is shadowy zones where we recognize so much of our world and ourselves. Through simple and laconic depiction of a form, Mahallati opens doors into avenues of thoughts and sensations.

Significantly, her paintings mediate the tensions that are symptomatic of contemporary art. The warm and luminescent color palette, the mysterious forms lead to a unified feeling of energies often lacking in post modernism. The paintings are less about thinking and more about the intriguing energies from which they have arisen.

Goli Mahallati graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Tehran in 1997 and went on to gain a Masters from the American International College in Massachusetts.