Zeynab’s paintings reference the patriarchal structure of Middle Eastern society, as represented by the presence of the macho rooster in her work, illustrating totalitarian characteristics of masculinity. Floral wallpaper signifies the delicate female body, lacking identity and made translucent in the background. Exquisite composition, curious props and emotive strength, work together to present sexuality as a general archetype made up of heterogeneous concepts. The awkward positions of her subjects, gives us the feeling that they are conscious of being observed.
Zeynab graduated with an MA in painting from the Art & Architectural Azad University Tehran, Iran where she now lives and works. She is a member of The Iranian Artists Association, and has been widely exhibited at home and abroad. Solo shows include Dacia Gallery, New York (2016), AM art & design Gallery, Kuwait (2015) and 26 Gallery, Tehran (2014).
My art is… about women and being a woman with all it brings