Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard
Fa Razavi look

Angela Sharda talks to Fa Razavi on the inspiration behind her work and Art on a Postcard, a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase limited-edition artworks by celebrated artists.

Q. What is the inspiration behind your Art?

A. My artwork delves into the intricate concepts of memory and displacement while evoking a profound sense of belonging.

Q. What challenges did you encounter as an artist, and how did you overcome them?

A. Gender discrimination in the art field presents significant obstacles to women. I vividly remember my professor dissuading female students from pursuing sculpture unless they could lift a bag of plaster, reinforcing the notion that women are inferior to men. Nevertheless, observing the strength and tenacity of remarkable women has encouraged me to defy patriarchal conventions.

Q. Your Art presents ‘knife paintings’ alongside ethereal portraits. What is the meaning behind this?

A. The paintings depicting knife dancing show protesters holding knives as a symbol of necessity rather than fear. These images represent the turmoil people face under Iran’s oppressive regime, particularly women. The portraits symbolize the strength and resilience of those who have been oppressed and inspire empathy and action. They represent the struggles of many.

Q. Why should people support Art on a Postcard?

A. Supporting Art on a Postcard is a great way to promote unity and build connections that foster compassion and solidarity. This practice can have a profound impact on our own lives and the lives of those around us.

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