"The source of my work is the emotional and spiritual experience of reality, which I translate on the canvas with an expressionist language characterized by a strong chromatic accentuation and a powerful emotional deformation of the visual data."
Shirin Moayya was born 1972 in Tehran, Iran and graduated with a Master's Degree in English (2011). She is involved mainly with painting but has also worked with photography since 2007. Moayya's works are presented in various group and solo shows, art festivals and painting symposiums gaining important accolades in Iran, Italy, the UK, the USA and UAE.
Shirin Moayya’s lucidity in identifying the peculiar traits of each psycho-pathology shows how the expressionistic accentuation of the pictorial language does not exclude her ability to give a critical and disenchanted look at human discomfort while showing a deep emotional sharing. And this capacity for reconciling harsh reality, empathy and pictorial frankness, makes viewer to understand how, exposing the inconsistencies of existence is only the first step of a journey of hope animated by the confidence that in the future a new humanism will succeed to re-establish the human being starting from the destruction of the false certainties of the present.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist