It seems that every venue is now including studio visit interviews as part of their regular features and programming which I am very thrilled about. This only means that I will get to watch more amazing videos of equally amazing artists talking about their work, process and ideas in their studios — which is key to my particular interest for this web journal. So from now on I am happy to announce that I’ll be seeking out some of my favorite studio visit videos from other venues and commenting and reviewing them on this section.
I first of all am biased towards Tala Madani’s work and without hesitation out right state that I love her work. She’s a young Iranian artist born in 1981 with an MFA from the Yale School of Art (as do I but this has nothing to do with that) and in this video is interviewed in her studio in Los Angeles, CA.
As quoted from the Satchi Gallery website:
“Iranian-American artist Tala Madani paints a provocative and humorous discourse on cultural and sexual identity.”
More specifically her expressive paintings comment and critique masculinity in Middle Eastern culture. As a multi-media artist, Madani also creates sophisticated narrative animations.
“In devising her scenes of aberrant ceremony, Madani pinpoints the very essence of frustration, fervour, and inadequacy.” Satchigallery.com
The original link on frieze can be found here: frieze.com