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  • Use Your Illusion
    One-person show
    May 21 – June 11, 2021

    Artist statement:
    On the heels of a Godly illusion, this collection was born! Treading the path of creating these art works, the further I went, the more I transformed from being a creator to being a quester.
    As an inclusive element covering the inside and outside space, line caught my attention. Searching through lines to find shapes or formation of things from the lines themselves in its origin were imaginations that led to the creation of  the collection Use your illusion.
    Not overnight but one step at a time took me to the desire for constructing a world withdrawn from inside of the unseen existing in my own habitat. A desire which turned out to be my underlying intention for creating this collection.
    Terminologically, in illusion and imagination, there might be a preference between one another. But colloquially speaking, probably not much of a sense nuance lies between them!
    Keys: light, geometry, interstitial spaces, things, time, place, recreation, intuitive, Faraday.

    Toktam Saberi Ashrafi – Spring 2021

    Installation view:

    Press Release:
    From April 21st to June 11th, a collection of Toktam Saberi Ashrafi’s artworks -“Use your illusion”- was exhibited in Soo contemporary arts gallery.
    13 pieces of art in size 21×29.7, 6 in size 70×100, 5 in size 120×80 were drawn by graphite and colored pencils on painting paper. Further, 17 photos and one installation video were displayed. If you are seeking a way to step forth in the artist’s pictorial universe, the keywords she registered at the end of her statement would be the best one. As so, those words are: light, geometry, interstitial spaces of things, time, space, recreation, intuitive, Faraday. It is all between the lines of Toktam that we should dig deep.
    From a formist point of view, Toktam is the mother to a pure but logical abstraction.
    Semantically, she places the audience in a multidimensional and thought-oriented position in some of her artworks from opening a window on Islamic geometry, Avicenna philosophy as well as on some texts of Faraday.