Zahra Nouri Zonouz

Zahra Nouri Zonouz (b. 1986, Tehran, Iran) has a MFA in Painting from the Tehran University of Art. She has held four solo shows in Tehran and Shiraz and participated in several group exhibitions. Nouri lives and works in Tehran.


Swimmers

Man and nature are the two primary, reoccurring elements in most of my series. In these works, the vegetation has been broken by the geometric presence of a pool; a small, narrow pool in which a human is swimming or perhaps drowning. It is as if it has assumed an artificial nature and is enclosed in itself of its own accord. Staying and resting in this dark, tranquil atmosphere is just like one of the components of a predetermined play.

Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, from “Swimmers” series, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, from “Swimmers” series, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, from “Swimmers” series, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, untitled, from “Swimmers” series, acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, 2019
Zahra Nouri Zonouz, “Episode 05” a group exhibition, installation view, 2020