Negar Karimkhani (b. 1998, Tehran, Iran) has received her Diploma in Painting from the School of Fine Arts, Tehran and is now studying Painting at the Tehran University of Art. Painting is her passion and her job, like many other things that she does, such as translation of articles related to artists and painters and writing reports for exhibition openings. She has participated in a number of visual arts group exhibitions. Recently, she has been preparing material for her first solo exhibition.
The visual content that we perceive in Tehran in our everyday lives is affected by presuppositions with regards the aesthetics of its hidden color fields. Taking the images of Tehran (the scenes we all despise) and extracting their colors are a protest against the memories embedded in them and giving meaning to their structures.
Hide & SeekHiding conveys a sense of autonomy that is accompanied by joy; however, if one is not pursued and found afterwards, the result will be solitude. Seeking is a way to care and love; to stop and appreciate every single detail not as a passing effect but as an independent part that deserves our attention. Without passion, details will remain concealed.