Maede Salar

Maede Salar (b. 1992, Amol, Iran) received her MFA in Painting from the Soore University. She lives and works in Tehran.


Something that is impromptu is done or said without any preparation or planning. It is improvisatory and spontaneous. To me, art is just that: with no presuppositions or predetermined tactics. It is about the moment when subtle appearances take over the experience of life. Similar to what a foreteller or a magician does. They anticipate something without having experienced it themselves. In any shape, form, or concept, art is to conjure the unseen. A work of art becomes objective in the moment that the artist has no control or dominance; otherwise, there would be no magic in art. Over the years, I have created my series of drawings with the logic of surprising myself first. They come from a place that I do not know, and once they are recorded, my audience and I perceive them as reality.

Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 41 x 50 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 42 x 34 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 42 x 34 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 34 x 42 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 34 x 42 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 39 x 48 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 30 x 48 cm, 2017
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 41 x 50 cm, 2017
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 43 x 34 cm, 2017
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 43 x 34 cm, 2017
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 40 x 39 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 48 x 30 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 42 x 34 cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 34 x 43  cm, 2018
Maede Salar, untitled, mixed media, 41 x 50 cm, 2018