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Azadeh Elmizadeh

Born in 1987, Tehrān, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Azadeh Elmizadeh works with oils on linen to craft large-scale paintings which blur the boundaries between abstract colour fields and figuration. Silhouettes of salamander birds, mountains or figures hazily come into view from lush washes of earthy, muted tones. Meditating on themes of care, connection and the sublime, narratives form around these dreamy vistas and beings. Urging viewers to rest in this sense of ambiguity, Elmizadeh champions uncertainty as a powerful tool to loosen cultural ste...Read more