Shirin Salehi

"Within strange waters, my shadow"

Ana Martínez de Aguilar

These works were created by the artist Shirin Salehí during different visits she made to Madrid, Florence and New York between 2011 and 2018. They shed light on her artistic work from the moment when she found her own voice by using paper as a place where something occurs, and not as a medium.

She works on the paper with the utmost care, transforming it and allowing it to lead her the way. The space is occupied by inscriptions, incisions, drawings or writing, a deluge of feelings and questions.

She tackles different mediums with the same care and, according to the expressive or spatial needs, incorporates other elements such as water, sound, an installation or video.
"Within strange waters, my shadow" | Ana Martínez de Aguilar

Works

  • Con el árbol de muñones que no canta

    Shirin Salehi

    "Con el árbol de muñones que no canta "

    2017

    185.00 x 97.00 cm

    Okawara paper 60 gr

    White ink on paper and sound recording of 4'30 "

  •  Poemas de Soledad en Columbia University I

    Shirin Salehi

    " Poemas de Soledad en Columbia University I"

    2018

    43.00 x 3.20 x 3.20 cm

    Natural white Sunji paper 28 gr

    Artist's book (writing cylinder) Etching on paper

  • Entre el gentío de las formas

    Shirin Salehi

    "Entre el gentío de las formas"

    2017

    22.00 x 32.00 cm

    Japanese paper Maruishi of 9 gr

    Artist book. White ink on paper

  • Vuelta de paseo

    Shirin Salehi

    "Vuelta de paseo"

    2018

    64.00 x 85.00 cm

    Okawara paper 60 gr and Sunji white natural 28 gr

    Etching on paper

  • Bailando con el carcelero

    Shirin Salehi

    "Bailando con el carcelero"

    2014

    28.00 x 38.50 x 2.00 cm

    Black paper Somerset velvet 280 gr

    Etching and waterink (Ed. 8/10)

  • Cadencias en el vacío I

    Shirin Salehi

    "Cadencias en el vacío I"

    2017

    50.00 x 33.00 x 0.80 cm

    Copper matrix

    Inscripción en aguafuerte. Escritura en espejo.

  • Tropezando con mi rostro distinto de cada día II

    Shirin Salehi

    "Tropezando con mi rostro distinto de cada día II"

    2018

    22.00 x 18.00 cm

    Okawara paper 60 gr

    Etching on paper

  • Aguardar

    Shirin Salehi

    "Aguardar"

    2016

    8.50 x 6.00 cm

    Copper

    Copper matrix awaits nine days

  • Desaparecer de sí I

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí I"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

  • Desaparecer de sí II

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí II"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Japanese white paper Sekishu 34 gr

    Etching (Ed. 2/5)

  • Desaparecer de sí III

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí III"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

  • Desaparecer de sí IV

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí IV"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Papel japonés Sekishu blanco 34 gr

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

  • Desaparecer de sí V

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí V"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

  • Desaparecer de sí VI

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí VI"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Papel japonés Sekishu blanco 34 gr

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

  • ... ahí, ahí están los originales de los jardines donde solíamos jugar y escondernos de este mundo...

    Shirin Salehi

    "... ahí, ahí están los originales de los jardines donde solíamos jugar y escondernos de este mundo..."

    2013 - 2014

    78.00 x 112.00 cm

    Somerset paper 280gr

    Etching and waterink (Ed. 1/3)

Other exhibitions

"Fruit Painting" | Pablo Jiménez Burillo

"Fruit Painting"

December 2018

Reviews

SHIRIN

WITHIN STRANGE WATERS, MY SHADOW

ANA MARTINEZ DE AGUILAR

The works of Shirin Salehi are made in different rooms in Madrid, Florence and New York, between 2011 and 2018, and show us how the artist begins to develop her own identity and language through the treatment of paper as the main material in which she deals. to reflect the passage of time and the need to leave a mark.

The materials are not only tools or materials to work on, they are also the final result of the work. The thoroughness and simplicity with which Shirin Salehi works his works makes us understand how poetry and silence characterize his work, which he considers to be the antidote for suffering.

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