Artist: Mahsa Sorundi
Exhibition: Inner Fragments
Media: Installations, video art, painting, Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting
Gallery: Interview on youtube/online
About the artist:
Mahsa Sorundu, is an artist and independent art curator. She attended Azad Art and Architecture University and received her BFA in Visual Communication. One of her interest is having an opportunity to come live elsewhere than staying at where she is originally from. As an Artist, she was able to learn and explore a lot of new things here and have accomplished some of the works that indicates her talent.
After being able to see the work that she has displayed on her social media, I was able to see that each pieces tell a story about her family and the challenges that she may have back when she was in Iran. Her lifestyle was very different, it seems like she has face many obstacles and want to have a better life for herself and family. Her art consist of her talking about the replantation of ornamental plant that she started with. She wanted to describe it by saying that this is the plant trying to adapt to a new environment which is related to her coming to the US and adapting to a new place.
The plants that was showed in the video and her talking about it in her website, she said that leaving her country Iran had made her feel some sort of way because it was something different and she felt isolated, independent. She talked about how plants is something that she considers to be important and to treat it like it something valuable. comparing it to plants she wants to share that just like plants are they need to adapt to their environment just like humans do such as adapting to a new home.
Synthesis/ My experience:
Overall after seeing her art, I learned that it kinda relates to not only myself but the world. The pandemic that is known has been a big picture in each and everyones life and has affected us physically. The quarantine life isn’t going to well for everyone because their daily life isn’t that productive anymore. People want to actually be able to go out in public and do things that they want, but as of right now they can’t. It is difficult adapting to this situation because it is something so awful and no one was ever prepared to see this even coming so there is a lot of things people were looking up to doing throughout the years, days but it is officially canceled.