Banafshe & lights
In most drawings, human figures have strong presence. Women in uncertain environment, doing their routines; or maybe with no certain activities, they’re only present in an uncertain environment.
My drawings of Banafsheh include works in which Banafsheh is thinking, faced with an artificial or natural light. I know Banafsheh over a long time when she was my model. Unconsciously, my drawings were occupied with her memories and words. Banafsheh represents a lonely woman who is faced with many problems and her unconventional job (modeling) has added to these difficulties. Her memento photo albums from her childhood to her adult and the separation from her father, all created a dark and gloomy mood in my mind. Therefore, I placed her in confronting with light, in order to have a conceptual contradiction in addition to the contrast of light and shadow.