Andisheh Avini
Crawl, 2010
Andisheh Avini (1974)
Crawl, 2010
Marquetry on wood panel
38.7 x 111.7 cm
In Crawl Andisheh Avini employs traditional Iranian marquetry to create an abstract piece reminiscent of Donald Judd’s woodblocks. By exploring the duality of his personal identity through combining and juxtaposing Iranian icons and motifs with Western traditions of minimalism and abstraction Avini reveals the distances extant between heritage and everyday expression. His approach speaks to a globalized multicultural experience marked by individual and collective memory. Avini’s work thrives from the coexisting allusions to his Iranian and American heritage, presenting in this way a visual experience of memory.