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

  • Desaparecer de sí IV

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí IV"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

    Papel japonés Sekishu blanco 34 gr

  • Cadencias en el vacío I

    Shirin Salehi

    "Cadencias en el vacío I"

    2017

    50.00 x 33.00 x 0.80 cm

    Inscripción en aguafuerte. Escritura en espejo.

    Copper matrix

  • 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

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

    Okawara paper 60 gr

  • ... 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

    Etching and waterink (Ed. 1/3)

    Somerset paper 280gr

  • Desaparecer de sí VI

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí VI"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

    Papel japonés Sekishu blanco 34 gr

  • Desaparecer de sí I

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí I"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

  • Entre el gentío de las formas

    Shirin Salehi

    "Entre el gentío de las formas"

    2017

    22.00 x 32.00 cm

    Artist book. White ink on paper

    Japanese paper Maruishi of 9 gr

  • Desaparecer de sí III

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí III"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

  • Bailando con el carcelero

    Shirin Salehi

    "Bailando con el carcelero"

    2014

    28.00 x 38.50 x 2.00 cm

    Etching and waterink (Ed. 8/10)

    Black paper Somerset velvet 280 gr

  • Desaparecer de sí V

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí V"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching on paper (Ed. 2/5)

    Japanese paper Sekishu white 34 gr

  • Aguardar

    Shirin Salehi

    "Aguardar"

    2016

    8.50 x 6.00 cm

    Copper matrix awaits nine days

    Copper

  • 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

    Etching on paper

    Okawara paper 60 gr

  •  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

    Artist's book (writing cylinder) Etching on paper

    Natural white Sunji paper 28 gr

  • Desaparecer de sí II

    Shirin Salehi

    "Desaparecer de sí II"

    2018

    50.00 x 65.00 cm

    Etching (Ed. 2/5)

    Japanese white paper Sekishu 34 gr

  • Vuelta de paseo

    Shirin Salehi

    "Vuelta de paseo"

    2018

    64.00 x 85.00 cm

    Etching on paper

    Okawara paper 60 gr and Sunji white natural 28 gr

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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