Simplicity vs complexity, form vs formlessness and fading form, unity vs separation, color vs monotone, existence vs on-existence. The artist examines elements and issues on two sides of the spectrum. She expresses her thoughts on human experiences of unity, peace, love, separation and endurance. She is influenced by the eastern philosophies. Though Manzar expresses her feelings and thoughts through simple, static forms, one can infer a dynamism and hint of discovery in them. She strives for peace and tranquility through her ecstatic forms.
Art has been a delicate vehicle to communicate my ideas and feelings that connect me to my cultural roots in Persia. The essence of literature, philosophy, music and other aspects of eastern and western culture have played a part in my expression on various subject matters. My work regards peace, unity, the human experiences of love and longing through the conveyance of simple visual forms.
Selected Reviews of Manzar's work
View an excerpt of Voice of America interview here.
Manzar's works are on permanent display at WaterMark Gallery
Workshop: "Teach your heart with art"
To purchase artwork or leave comments, contact Manzar here