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Helia Chitsazan

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Originating from vintage video clips, Helia Chitsazan (b. 1995, Tehran, Iran) invokes a visualblur and static of old camera films through her painting. Chitsazan explores a constant and universally ambiguous feeling of absence and loss. To her, art is a language to hold emotions and complications that she experienced growing up in Iran’s specific cultural and social circumstances. Chitsazan speaks on the manifestation of her practice, “…growing up in a society with different levels of verbal oppression has made me interested in communicating and expressing myself through various other ways but not talking and art is one of them.”
Chitsazan was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from the Tehran University of Art and recently received an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Recently, Chitsazan was included in a group exhibition, Interest in Humanity: Portraits of Yesterday and Today at Fou Gallery (New York, 2023) alongside Andy Warhol and Joan Miró. Her overall practice includes both painting and installation. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Helia Chitsazan, Three Helias, 2023 Oil on canvas 28 x 28 in 71.1 x 71.1 cm
Helia Chitsazan, After midnight 2022 Oil on Canvas 53 x 56 inches
Helia Chitsazan, Please take a seat, 2023 Oil on canvas 50 x 56 in 127 x 142.2 cm
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