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noushin ourmazd Noushin Ourmazd was born in a small urban province of Iran in the 1950s. Her upbringing saw her and her family relocating all across the country, as per the demands of her father’s career. By her late teens, her fascination for the arts was born, in particular painting and photography. She began nurturing this talent for the visual arts under the supervision of her mother, an avid painter. Noushin’s body of work is a product of her life story, the stories of her people and the identity combat in society. She quests the unknown and looks for the light within the shadows. She is interested in the way we become part of a society and establish identity, while taking the emphasis society has caused people confusion and a loss of identity. Her recent work embodies stories that their environments, where they are more relent. She is curious what lay behind their eyes, who they are and who they desire to be. She would like to acquire an awareness of Iranian families in their intimate surrounding, even though feeling more secure, but still with a trace of confusion in their eyes. She describes “ in us, the essence of human ability in adaptation for survival”. Her choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fuelled by a vigorous desire to partake in the stories that unfold in society. Some of her images are about people’s daily routines and their intimate environments. Left: Motory Below: Khastegy Opposite Page: Three Men All images: Color digital photograph

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International Contemporary Masters IX

International Contemporary Masters IX  

A Contemporary Art Chronicle curated by Despina Tunberg and published by World Wide Art Books

International Contemporary Masters IX  

A Contemporary Art Chronicle curated by Despina Tunberg and published by World Wide Art Books

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