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Maryam Hoseini

Maryam Hoseini’s Every Day Abstractions | Art21 “New York Close Up”

October 2019

In a new film from Art21's "New York Close Up" series, Maryam Hoseini explores the spaces in between painting and drawing, figuration and abstraction, and the personal experiences embedded in her work and the multiple interpretations viewers can bring to it. The artist tracks the evolution of her style, coming to the conclusion that her choice to depict fragmented, headless bodies and fractured, illegible spaces reflects her “own personal experiences and life as an immigrant and as a person who is not even able to travel to my country and to return to my work and life here in America.”