“Employing washes of color and delicately executed forms”
Employing washes of color and delicately executed forms, Mona Moein’s paintings relate to an interest in offbeat things and characters. For the artist, the part-human caricatures of her paintings are inspired by the emotive signals of others and the objects she regularly encounters.
Moein’s creatures are frequently outfitted in black and white stripes and appear under the title of “puppets,” a detail that infers a comment on the charades and social posturing of contemporary society.
Mona Moein was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and currently lives in Munich. In 2009, she graduated from Central Saint Martins University of Arts London, where she studied Theater design for performance. Her work has been shown widely in Azadi Museum, and Golstean gallery in Tehran, Palazzo Bufalini Citta Di Castello in Perugia, Ayyam Gallery in Dubai, and at the Florence Biennale.