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  1. [Gowanus, Brooklyn]
  2. So much of being an artist
    depends on daily life,
  3. daily interactions, daily politics.
  4. And so much of the work
    is about representation of self.
  5. ["Maryam Hoseini's Every Day Abstractions"]
  6. The first time that I realized that
    making drawings is something I really love
  7. is when I was thirteen.
  8. I had this teacher at school,
  9. and the way that she was teaching--
  10. and also she's such a strong being,
  11. as a woman in a place like Iran--
  12. that I think I was so interested in that.
  13. I vividly remember the time that I was like,
  14. "I want to just go to these drawing classes."
  15. "I want to keep making work."
  16. And I had piles and piles of papers
    at my parents house.
  17. I always feel like I'm a drawer.
  18. I start with it,
    I make some painting,
  19. and then I make drawing on top of it.
  20. So it's always a back and forth.
  21. So I was asked to make work about
    this famous poem,
  22. "Layla and Majnun."
  23. It's about a forbidden love.
  24. I developed this series,
  25. "Secrets Between Her and Her Shadow."
  26. I was more interested in the female character,
  27. because apparently
    no one was paying attention to her,
  28. because it was all about
    how Majnun lost his mind.
  29. I was so curious about Laylah
    as this very vulnerable female
  30. that was banned from speaking
  31. and even desiring
  32. what she really wanted.
  33. I think so much of the work,
    it's a mix of humor and fear.
  34. There are moments that you really laugh
  35. even though you're afraid of a lot of things.
  36. In my earlier paintings,
  37. the space the figures are located
    is more legible.
  38. For the past few years,
  39. I have really used that legibility.
  40. I have chosen to present
    the bodies without the head,
  41. because of the politics around identity.
  42. These fractured spaces
  43. and fragmented bodies,
  44. that is somehow the reflection of
    my own personal experiences and life,
  45. as an immigrant
  46. and as a person who is not even
    able to travel to my country,
  47. and to return to my work
    and life here in America.
  48. I mean, these bodies they have anxiety.
  49. But also on the other side,
    they are very strong.
  50. I am giving them power.
  51. I constantly think about the body
    interactions inside of the painting
  52. and the body relationship
    to the physical space around it.
  53. I'm interested in the space between
    painting and drawing,
  54. public and private.
  55. That in between space
    provides some sort of openness
  56. for the bodies to move fluidly,
  57. for the viewers' interpretations.
  58. The presence of people there,
  59. it almost completes this--
  60. or builds this--
  61. performance there.