In 2007 I spent the year travelling extensively and participating in several artist residencies and called this project been everywhere, seen everything. I made these paintings during my residency at Art Villa Garikula in Akhalkalaki, Georgia, Paradise International Art Centre Residency in Tehran, Iran, at Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, India and at Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China. I have concluded my travels with a selection of my residency paintings in the catalogue been everywhere, seen everything and exhibitions under the same title.
Residencies' report by Rolina Nell from Bulgaria / Georgia / Iran / India / China / Latvia - 2007 DutchCulture TransArtists
The first mysterious, life-sized views of women’s backs originated during her travels through Georgia in 2007. The absence of the faces, the clothing and the pose all raise questions. Though very subtly and culturally specific, something of the personality still remains visible. Thus, even the black chador of an Iranian woman in the painting Cocoon reveals something of her identity, through the graceful style of painting.