Once upon a time

France / Iran

2019 -

Addressing the issue of presence through absence, this set dissolves existing photographs from past series by the artist. Each print is numbered and entirely and thoroughly covered with miles of ink. It took 63.5 miles of ink and about 150 hours to cover it all.

The pen creates a mesh of indelible ink on the photograph. Clearly obsessive, relentless and extremely slow, the abstraction process is unsettling. The gaze is bemused and fascinated by the original image and what it has become.

About the artist

Born in Tehran in 1982, Morvarid K grounds her artistic work in what she calls the invisible frontiers, desired or forced. She creates dialogues between opposing forces in which she sees beauty and poetry. She aims at creating bridges between identities and cultures. Her art pieces have a photographic base, refined through collages, superposition, layered with ink and drawings. They are often unique pieces. Morvarid K also explores her themes through performances and interdisciplinary collaborations.