Stillness & Movement
5 - 29 October
Of Persian heritage, like many of the rose varieties she paints, Ganjei beautifully captures the transitional moment of a flower reaching its fullest hour, amongst other roses and petals already passed. Together with loose, gestural landscapes in a controlled, minimal palette, this exhibition includes a rich variety of this artists latest work.
'White Roses in a Silver Jug', acrylic on canvas, 51 x 64cm
acrylic on canvas
21 x 21cm
Parastoo Ganjei, comes from an artistic family, with a grandfather who was a prominent painter in Iran. She paints still lifes as well as landscapes, roses are a favourite subject for her and she captures the weight of the flower heads beautifully whilst keeping a strong sense of movement. Using this common subject as a vehicle to portray feelings and emotions, there is a vitality as well as balance to her work.
Parastoo Ganjei studied fine art in Iran and Sussex and is a graduate of Bournmouth University.
Exhibiting widely in the United Kingdom, her work has proved to be extremely collectable. Her work is in many important private collections around the world, including the Royal Family of Brunei.