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Painter Pushing the Frontiers of Gestural Qualities

Painter Pushing the Frontiers of Gestural QualitiesPainter Pushing the Frontiers of Gestural Qualities

Modernist painter Golnaz Fat’hi is presenting her new artworks at AB43 Contemporary Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland.

Titled ‘Traces of Yesterday,’ the solo exhibit opened September 2 and will run through October 7. On display are a set of abstract expressionist paintings with minimal calligraphic gestures newly introduced into the work of the painter, the website of the gallery ( reported.

Instead of communicating with words, Fat’hi, 45, pushes the frontiers of gestural qualities of calligraphy beyond language, into abstraction. Her works repeat forms, creating a meditative quality. “I take words on a journey, moving to different places that end nowhere.”

Fat’hi’s works are acrylic on canvas. They seek to depict the emotions that can’t be expressed with words. The artist says that she does not write in her work in the traditional sense. The words are un-written and composed in a style remotely reminiscent of Persian calligraphy and handwriting. They need to be read with the heart.

The gallery is located by Im Park, Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.

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