Lot 48 - Yasmin Noorbakhsh - Forced Paradise
Acrylic on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Sandra De Giorgi
Yasmin Noorbakhsh is a Persian-British multi-disciplinary visual artist based in London.
Her practice examines the notion of veracity. She is particularly interested in how our understanding of events can be affected by media bias, personal and cultural projection, assumption and censorship.
Yasmin has recently graduated from City & Guilds of London Art school with a distinction in MA Fine Art and was the recipient of the outstanding critical engagement prize 2022. She has been shortlisted for different prizes such as Brixton art prize 2022, Mother Art prize 2022 and Barbican Art trust Open 2022 . Yasmin has been selected for different collective shows such as Human Perspective 2021 at Cambridge University, Art on the post card 2022, Fair Art Fair for The Auction Collective and is one of the selected artists in Atrsted 99 Future Blue-Chip Artists 2023 edition.
MA Fine art, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2022
Shortlisted and Selected Artist for:
‘Art on the post card’, 2023
Artsted 99 Future Blue Chip Artist competition 2023
Mother Art Prize finalist 2022
‘Artworks Open’, Bagtrust 2022
FairArtFair x The Auction collective 2022
Brixton art prize 2022
Human perspective, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge 2021
Art on the post card’, 23rd Feb - 9th March 2023
Mother Art Prize, Zabludowicz Collection, 31 March- 25 June 2023
‘Artworks Open’, Bagtrust, London 3-11th Dec 2022
FairArtFair x The Auction collective, Online Auction 7-28th Oct 2022
‘The MA Final Show’, City and Guilds of London Art School, Sep 2022
‘Brixton Art Prize’, DnBrixton, 1-3 July 2022
‘Human Perspective’, University of Cambridge, October 2021
‘Interruption’, Espacio Gallery London , June 2021
'Final Show' , Hortensia Gallery London, June 2019
'Platform 22' , Leyden Gallery London, May 2019
'Above the ballet school', Hortensia Gallery London, March 2019
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
As a female artist and a member of the Iranian diaspora my practice is infused with my experience of liminal space and hybrid identity, and its associated uncertainty. There is a constant questioning at the core of my practice. My multifaceted layers, interweaving diverse motifs and complex surfaces, depict the state of constantly existing between two spaces; between the known and unknown; the pleasant, and unpleasant; the West and the East and how sometimes these intersect and become intertwined.
Use of geometry and grids is my way of making sense of my surroundings and creating a sense of rationality. However, my forms are not perfect. There is always erasure and this is when containers and grids fail and lose their ability to confine, or to keep safe. Geometry has become a form that leaks; and the notion of completeness becomes a subjective experience.
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