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SORAYA SHARGHI

SORAYA SHARGHI

SORAYA SHARGHI

SORAYA SHARGHI

SORAYA SHARGHI

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Explore more about the artist, her working place
and her new series of works.

Explore more about the artist, her working place
and his new series of works.

Explore more about the artist, her working place
and his new series of works.

Explore more about the artist, his working place and her new series of works.

Explore more about the artist, her working place and his new series of works.

IGNITE THE NIGHT

IGNITE THE NIGHT

IGNITE THE NIGHT

IGNITE THE NIGHT

IGNITE THE NIGHT

SETAREH is pleased to present New York based artist Soraya Sharghi in this episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery.

Soraya Sharghi's compositions refer to ancient worlds and historical tales, rewritten and reimagined. Sharghi creates extraordinary and supernatural figures, whose environment is aligned to them. They are set in dream-like nature and harmonize with every animal creature. On the center of the work, bold characters are portrayed as graceful goddesses that rule and guard over their entire surroundings in harmony with flora and fauna.


SETAREH is pleased to present New York based artist Soraya Sharghi in this episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery.

Soraya Sharghi's compositions refer to ancient worlds and historical tales, rewritten and reimagined. Sharghi creates extraordinary and supernatural figures, whose environment is aligned to them. They are set in dream-like nature and harmonize with every animal creature. On the center of the work, bold characters are portrayed as graceful goddesses that rule and guard over their entire surroundings in harmony with flora and fauna.


SETAREH is pleased to present New York based artist Soraya Sharghi in this episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery.

Soraya Sharghi's compositions refer to ancient worlds and historical tales, rewritten and reimagined. Sharghi creates extraordinary and supernatural figures, whose environment is aligned to them. They are set in dream-like nature and harmonize with every animal creature. On the center of the work, bold characters are portrayed as graceful goddesses that rule and guard over their entire surroundings in harmony with flora and fauna.


SETAREH is pleased to present New York based artist Soraya Sharghi in this episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery.

Soraya Sharghi's compositions refer to ancient worlds and historical tales, rewritten and reimagined. Sharghi creates extraordinary and supernatural figures, whose environment is aligned to them. They are set in dream-like nature and harmonize with every animal creature. On the center of the work, bold characters are portrayed as graceful goddesses that rule and guard over their entire surroundings in harmony with flora and fauna.

SETAREH is pleased to present New York based artist Soraya Sharghi in this episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery.

Soraya Sharghi's compositions refer to ancient worlds and historical tales, rewritten and reimagined. Sharghi creates extraordinary and supernatural figures, whose environment is aligned to them. They are set in dream-like nature and harmonize with every animal creature. On the center of the work, bold characters are portrayed as graceful goddesses that rule and guard over their entire surroundings in harmony with flora and fauna.


Soraya Sharghi, 2021, Ignite the Night, Acrylic on canvas, 134.62 x 223.52 cm

Ignite the Night, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
134.62 x 223.52 cm

Ignite the Night, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
134.62 x 223.52 cm

Ignite the Night, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
134.62 x 223.52 cm

Ignite the Night, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
134.62 x 223.52 cm

Ignite the Night, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
134.62 x 223.52 cm

Soraya Sharghi, 2019, Rising (Eve.9), Acrylic on canvas, 198.12 x 114.3 cm

Rising (Eve.9), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Rising (Eve.9), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Rising (Eve.9), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Rising (Eve.9), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Rising (Eve.9), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Sharghi's figures are powerful. They place women at the forefront of her artworks, portraying and rewriting the narrative of the hero. Depicted groups of people with special relationships are an eminent part of her work. Whether it’s dependency, friendship or suppression, they are all connected in different levels. At first sight, the nudity of the figures conveys defenselessness, an impression that is immediately transformed by gesture, positions and given attributes into elegance and powerful grace. This arrangement allows to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context.

Sharghi's figures are powerful. They place women at the forefront of her artworks, portraying and rewriting the narrative of the hero. Depicted groups of people with special relationships are an eminent part of her work. Whether it’s dependency, friendship or suppression, they are all connected in different levels. At first sight, the nudity of the figures conveys defenselessness, an impression that is immediately transformed by gesture, positions and given attributes into elegance and powerful grace. This arrangement allows to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context.

Sharghi's figures are powerful. They place women at the forefront of her artworks, portraying and rewriting the narrative of the hero. Depicted groups of people with special relationships are an eminent part of her work. Whether it’s dependency, friendship or suppression, they are all connected in different levels. At first sight, the nudity of the figures conveys defenselessness, an impression that is immediately transformed by gesture, positions and given attributes into elegance and powerful grace. This arrangement allows to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context.

Sharghi's figures are powerful. They place women at the forefront of her artworks, portraying and rewriting the narrative of the hero. Depicted groups of people with special relationships are an eminent part of her work. Whether it’s dependency, friendship or suppression, they are all connected in different levels. At first sight, the nudity of the figures conveys defenselessness, an impression that is immediately transformed by gesture, positions and given attributes into elegance and powerful grace. This arrangement allows to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context.

Sharghi's figures are powerful. They place women at the forefront of her artworks, portraying and rewriting the narrative of the hero. Depicted groups of people with special relationships are an eminent part of her work. Whether it’s dependency, friendship or suppression, they are all connected in different levels. At first sight, the nudity of the figures conveys defenselessness, an impression that is immediately transformed by gesture, positions and given attributes into elegance and powerful grace. This arrangement allows to reflect on archaic-utopian matriarchy in a contemporary context.

Soraya Sharghi, 2020, Untitled (mermaid), 139.7 x 241.3 cm
Detail: Soraya Sharghi, 2020, Untitled (mermaid), 139.7 x 241.3 cm

Untitled (mermaid), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
139.7 x 241.3 cm 

Untitled (mermaid), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
139.7 x 241.3 cm 

Untitled (mermaid), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
139.7 x 241.3 cm 

Untitled (mermaid), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
139.7 x 241.3 cm 

Detail: Soraya Sharghi, 2020, Untitled (mermaid), 139.7 x 241.3 cm

Details: Untitled (mermaid), 2020

Details: Untitled (mermaid), 2020

Details: Untitled (mermaid), 2020

Details: Untitled (mermaid), 2020

The unity of nature and its creatures, in Soraya Sharghi’s artwork, also finds a common link to indigenous rituals and beliefs. The Angel-like, ageless figures are a symbol of what was once given to human beings by nature in its origin and source. The thought of a society, which is in balance with its surroundings, becomes clear. The adolescent femininity is what gives the figures the power to maintain the existing harmony in balance, since opposite sexes are not a necessity in Sharghi’s paintings, and only disturb the maintenance of an entity. Soraya Sharghi’s beings reveal the relevance of physical and spiritual transcendence, narrating the stories of ancient myths in the context of contemporary times.

In her new body of works, nature becomes even a bigger part of the subject. Chaotic happenings found in the paintings are influenced by today’s struggles, as well as the different stages of life, that picture conflicts and desires.

The unity of nature and its creatures, in Soraya Sharghi’s artwork, also finds a common link to indigenous rituals and beliefs. The Angel-like, ageless figures are a symbol of what was once given to human beings by nature in its origin and source. The thought of a society, which is in balance with its surroundings, becomes clear. The adolescent femininity is what gives the figures the power to maintain the existing harmony in balance, since opposite sexes are not a necessity in Sharghi’s paintings, and only disturb the maintenance of an entity. Soraya Sharghi’s beings reveal the relevance of physical and spiritual transcendence, narrating the stories of ancient myths in the context of contemporary times.

In her new body of works, nature becomes even a bigger part of the subject. Chaotic happenings found in the paintings are influenced by today’s struggles, as well as the different stages of life, that picture conflicts and desires.

The unity of nature and its creatures, in Soraya Sharghi’s artwork, also finds a common link to indigenous rituals and beliefs. The Angel-like, ageless figures are a symbol of what was once given to human beings by nature in its origin and source. The thought of a society, which is in balance with its surroundings, becomes clear. The adolescent femininity is what gives the figures the power to maintain the existing harmony in balance, since opposite sexes are not a necessity in Sharghi’s paintings, and only disturb the maintenance of an entity. Soraya Sharghi’s beings reveal the relevance of physical and spiritual transcendence, narrating the stories of ancient myths in the context of contemporary times.

In her new body of works, nature becomes even a bigger part of the subject. Chaotic happenings found in the paintings are influenced by today’s struggles, as well as the different stages of life, that picture conflicts and desires.

The unity of nature and its creatures, in Soraya Sharghi’s artwork, also finds a common link to indigenous rituals and beliefs. The Angel-like, ageless figures are a symbol of what was once given to human beings by nature in its origin and source. The thought of a society, which is in balance with its surroundings, becomes clear. The adolescent femininity is what gives the figures the power to maintain the existing harmony in balance, since opposite sexes are not a necessity in Sharghi’s paintings, and only disturb the maintenance of an entity. Soraya Sharghi’s beings reveal the relevance of physical and spiritual transcendence, narrating the stories of ancient myths in the context of contemporary times.

In her new body of works, nature becomes even a bigger part of the subject. Chaotic happenings found in the paintings are influenced by today’s struggles, as well as the different stages of life, that picture conflicts and desires.

The unity of nature and its creatures, in Soraya Sharghi’s artwork, also finds a common link to indigenous rituals and beliefs. The Angel-like, ageless figures are a symbol of what was once given to human beings by nature in its origin and source. The thought of a society, which is in balance with its surroundings, becomes clear. The adolescent femininity is what gives the figures the power to maintain the existing harmony in balance, since opposite sexes are not a necessity in Sharghi’s paintings, and only disturb the maintenance of an entity. Soraya Sharghi’s beings reveal the relevance of physical and spiritual transcendence, narrating the stories of ancient myths in the context of contemporary times.

In her new body of works, nature becomes even a bigger part of the subject. Chaotic happenings found in the paintings are influenced by today’s struggles, as well as the different stages of life, that picture conflicts and desires.

Soraya Sharghi, 2021, Studio Views, New York

“Art for me is a healing process;
it starts with the unveiling and ends with the layering.” 

– Soraya Sharghi

“Art for me is a healing process;
it starts with the unveiling and ends with the layering.” 

– Soraya Sharghi

“Art for me is a healing process;
it starts with the unveiling and ends with the layering.” 

– Soraya Sharghi

“Art for me is a healing process;
it starts with the unveiling and ends with the layering.” 

– Soraya Sharghi

“Art for me is a healing process;
it starts with the unveiling and ends with the layering.” 

– Soraya Sharghi

Soraya Sharghi, 2018, Arcadia, Acrylic on canvas, 129.54 x 177.8 cm
Detail: Soraya Sharghi, 2018, Arcadia, Acrylic on canvas, 129.54 x 177.8 cm

Arcadia, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
129.54 x 177.8 cm

SOLD

Arcadia, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
129.54 x 177.8 cm

SOLD

Arcadia, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
129.54 x 177.8 cm

SOLD

Arcadia, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
129.54 x 177.8 cm

SOLD

Arcadia, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
129.54 x 177.8 cm

SOLD

Detail: Soraya Sharghi, 2018, Arcadia, Acrylic on canvas, 129.54 x 177.8 cm

Details: Arcardia, 2018

Details: Arcardia, 2018

Details: Arcardia, 2018

Details: Arcardia, 2018

Details: Arcardia, 2018

As a historical reference, Sharghi links the poetry and history of the Middle East to contemporary and global fields. Her work connects themes of mythology and poetry with the game of might and power. Soraya Sharghi’s work is centered on women and themes of womanhood, connected to mythology of all cultures and religions. With her very personal and ancient universal language, Sharghi creates social as well as political discourses. By challenging cultural and traditional mindsets, the artist takes a strong position on gender-equality and beyond.

As a historical reference, Sharghi links the poetry and history of the Middle East to contemporary and global fields. Her work connects themes of mythology and poetry with the game of might and power. Soraya Sharghi’s work is centered on women and themes of womanhood, connected to mythology of all cultures and religions. With her very personal and ancient universal language, Sharghi creates social as well as political discourses. By challenging cultural and traditional mindsets, the artist takes a strong position on gender-equality and beyond.

As a historical reference, Sharghi links the poetry and history of the Middle East to contemporary and global fields. Her work connects themes of mythology and poetry with the game of might and power. Soraya Sharghi’s work is centered on women and themes of womanhood, connected to mythology of all cultures and religions. With her very personal and ancient universal language, Sharghi creates social as well as political discourses. By challenging cultural and traditional mindsets, the artist takes a strong position on gender-equality and beyond.

As a historical reference, Sharghi links the poetry and history of the Middle East to contemporary and global fields. Her work connects themes of mythology and poetry with the game of might and power. Soraya Sharghi’s work is centered on women and themes of womanhood, connected to mythology of all cultures and religions. With her very personal and ancient universal language, Sharghi creates social as well as political discourses. By challenging cultural and traditional mindsets, the artist takes a strong position on gender-equality and beyond.

As a historical reference, Sharghi links the poetry and history of the Middle East to contemporary and global fields. Her work connects themes of mythology and poetry with the game of might and power. Soraya Sharghi’s work is centered on women and themes of womanhood, connected to mythology of all cultures and religions. With her very personal and ancient universal language, Sharghi creates social as well as political discourses. By challenging cultural and traditional mindsets, the artist takes a strong position on gender-equality and beyond.

Soraya Sharghi, 2019, The mesenger (Eve.8), Acrylic on canvas, 198.12 x 114.3 cm

The mesenger (Eve.8), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

The mesenger (Eve.8), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

The mesenger (Eve.8), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

The mesenger (Eve.8), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

The mesenger (Eve.8), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
198.12 x 114.3 cm

Existing ancient fabrics are rendered and reinvented through her artistic practice. The conception of her technique, being artistically described as ‘Superflat’, may also be inspired by her assistance to Takashi Murakami. She combines her characteristic precise and highly topical painting technique with Khatam, an ancient Persian inlay practice, screen paintings, gold leaves, and meticulous layers on the canvas.

Soraya Sharghi studied painting in Tehran and in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York. Sharghi’s work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the CICA Contemporary Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) in Korea, Today Art Museum in China, MOAH Museum in Los Angeles, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, SOMArts in San Francisco and Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Existing ancient fabrics are rendered and reinvented through her artistic practice. The conception of her technique, being artistically described as ‘Superflat’, may also be inspired by her assistance to Takashi Murakami. She combines her characteristic precise and highly topical painting technique with Khatam, an ancient Persian inlay practice, screen paintings, gold leaves, and meticulous layers on the canvas.

Soraya Sharghi studied painting in Tehran and in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York. Sharghi’s work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the CICA Contemporary Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) in Korea, Today Art Museum in China, MOAH Museum in Los Angeles, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, SOMArts in San Francisco and Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Existing ancient fabrics are rendered and reinvented through her artistic practice. The conception of her technique, being artistically described as ‘Superflat’, may also be inspired by her assistance to Takashi Murakami. She combines her characteristic precise and highly topical painting technique with Khatam, an ancient Persian inlay practice, screen paintings, gold leaves, and meticulous layers on the canvas.

Soraya Sharghi studied painting in Tehran and in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York. Sharghi’s work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the CICA Contemporary Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) in Korea, Today Art Museum in China, MOAH Museum in Los Angeles, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, SOMArts in San Francisco and Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Existing ancient fabrics are rendered and reinvented through her artistic practice. The conception of her technique, being artistically described as ‘Superflat’, may also be inspired by her assistance to Takashi Murakami. She combines her characteristic precise and highly topical painting technique with Khatam, an ancient Persian inlay practice, screen paintings, gold leaves, and meticulous layers on the canvas.

Soraya Sharghi studied painting in Tehran and in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York. Sharghi’s work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the CICA Contemporary Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) in Korea, Today Art Museum in China, MOAH Museum in Los Angeles, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, SOMArts in San Francisco and Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Existing ancient fabrics are rendered and reinvented through her artistic practice. The conception of her technique, being artistically described as ‘Superflat’, may also be inspired by her assistance to Takashi Murakami. She combines her characteristic precise and highly topical painting technique with Khatam, an ancient Persian inlay practice, screen paintings, gold leaves, and meticulous layers on the canvas.

Soraya Sharghi studied painting in Tehran and in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York. Sharghi’s work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the CICA Contemporary Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) in Korea, Today Art Museum in China, MOAH Museum in Los Angeles, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, SOMArts in San Francisco and Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Soraya Sharghi, 2021, Studio Views, New York
Soraya Sharghi, 2021, Studio Views, New York

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