Goli Mahallati "Melody of Autumn"
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Goli Mahallati has a new print this Melody of Autumn is an edition size of only 45 will sell out fast. GOLI MAHALLATI â€” Goli Mahallati's triumphant spirit and newly found freedom to express herself is evident in her paintings by the proud stateliness of her independent figures, the emotional connection between couples and joyous gatherings of friends. She was strongly impacted by her multi-cultural surroundings as a young girl raised in Persia. Leaving her birthplace to seek opportunities that were not in accord to young women under an ultra-conservative government, Goli settled in Massachusetts where she earned a MA degree. She currently lives in California where she devotes herself to painting.Goli Mahallati's paintings are a zone where reality and dream, color and form are suspended. They are poetic expressions that transcend the object and become icon of sensory impressions. Most such paintings are at the danger of falling into the abyss of decoration, but her paintings, while at first appearing decorative, soon evoke myriad sensations that are often burdened by distress and a sense of loss. This is perhaps due to the fact that her abstract treatment of the form is not free of objective connections. Her paintings communicate a sense of subjective relations to a world whose many faces of tragedy, joy, insecurity and love are coalesced into one. The ambiguity in her paintings is shadowy zones where we recognize so much of our world and selves. Through a simple and laconic depiction of a form she opens doors into volumes of thoughts and sensations. Significantly, her paintings mediate the tensions that are symptomatic of contemporary art. The warm and luminescent color palette, the mysterious forms lead to unified sense of energies often lacking in post-modernism. Her paintings are less about thinking and more about intriguing energies from which they have arisen. Goli Mahallati graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Tehran in 1977 and with her Masters from AIC (American International College) in Massachusetts in 1979. She worked for several years studying for her Ph D at U Mass (University of Massachusetts) until she eventually moved to Southern California, where she now resides.
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