Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Arezoo Bharthania

16 May

Now Be Here: Arezoo Bharthania #316

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Arezoo Bharthania

Covered Identity, 2013

From Artslant:

Artist Statement:

The main theme of the work will reflect my memories from living and growing up in Iran, which contains narratives of my private life. It also explores the feeling of displacement as a result of the disconnect between my private life and that which was displayed in public while I lived in Iran. It represents how my constructed multilayered identity is influenced by a network of interdependent forces that define roles, govern behaviors, and order power relationships for all members of a community.

To reflect oppression of the society on my life and displacement I am focusing on the contrast between “Interior versus Exterior”. Different materials, styles, palette and brushstrokes will contribute to this contrast. There are marked differences between the displayed behaviors in these two places. Interior, as a space, is a place of private expression and comfort so the language is focused on patterns and architecture from the home. Fabric prints, tile, and lyrics from controversial music can live freely in self-expression within the interior where a person is safe from the view of the government, which reigns freely outside in the exterior.

Arezoo Bharthania

The Women Quarter, 2014

groundspace project

CSULB The Fine Arts Roundtable


Antelope Valley College Art Gallery

Unspoken Blue Dreams, 2013

Art and Cake

BLAM Projects

Artillery Magazine



Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Arezoo Bharthania- Now Be Here LA artist #316

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