Inspired – Maliheh Zafarnezhad

I have been lucky enough to have met in person Maliheh Zafarnezhad in her studio. She is an incredible talent and also an amazing woman. Maliheh is Iraninan and Irish, and her photo transfer collages are a celebration of her rich multicultural history.

These are a small selection of her latest works on wood blocks and ceramic plates. they are part of her series The New Normal and Objects Of Memories. I enjoy these sculptural explorations of her style. Go check her website and Instagram to see more of her works (the pieces on canvas are also stunning!).

You can also find her on Saatchi Art.

Fortuna Series

It’s time to talk about it!

A while ago I had the chance to work on my first big scale canvas, using my collage techniques over a vintage photo print. Although I was quite satisfied of the final result, I felt that something was missing. So I decided to create other tiny photo transfers on canvas of the same image, to connect them to the previous work. Below you can find a little intro about why this art project was done and some extra pictures of the whole series. I hope you will enjoy it and of course, your feedback is always precious.

About Fortuna series
This vintage portrait was printed on a large canvas and then manipulated with my usual handmade techniques, where fluorescent colours, intricate decorations and the signature crochet mask were put all together. This is my very first work on a big scale, a new challenge that I wanted to face with a deeper though, abandoning for a while my sarcastic vein. After this canvas I created a series called “Una Piccola Fortuna” (A Little Fortune), always inspired by the same topic and realised over tiny canvases with the photo transfer technique.
Fortuna” (Fortune), is dedicated to an Italian crime news that caught my attention and moved my soul. In 2014 a six years old girl was thrown down from a building and found dead, two people were arrested and accused of the crime (the case is still open). Suspects are also under investigation for sexual abuse on the killed child and on other kids living in the building. The dynamics of this story are more complex because of the reluctance of the people living in the area in collaborating with Justice. I wanted to tribute the sad protagonist of this horrible story, focusing my work on a personal celebration of childhood and its innocent beauty.

 

Photo Transfers On Canvas 001

Finally!

It’s been a while since I created something new, and I started this year with the purpose to make something slightly different from my usual works, but I didn’t know exactly what.

After a chat with a friend, I discovered an artist using a photo transfer technique on canvas, and I was truly intrigued by this new discovery. So, I tried to work on it!

I really enjoyed to do this, and I am still experimenting and learning from this technique. The works below are my very first attempts, I hope you enjoy them and as always, every feedback is really precious.

Enjoy!

Still life photos credits: Bart