What have you been up to in lockdown #10 Elnaz Nourizadeh
I guess my project should be called 'Self-observation'.
I had many up and down moments, I stopped working on my ceramics for a short time as the shapes I see in my head didn't have bright colours any more. Then, I thought maybe it is time to look deeper inside myself.
Finally, Covid-19 gave me the time to dig inside myself, what are these shapes I paint? Where are they coming? I guess my project should be called 'Self-observation'. I'm meditating and reading books and articles about 'Inner Experiences'. It is in very early stages of sketching, searching and reading. I found the shape I see in my head (you can see in my work) Called 'Inner Seeing' and it is one of the five types of inner experiences. These shapes are kind of my brain response to my everyday life, I assume my brain analyses things through imaginary shapes. During Isolation time, the shapes started to lose their colours and become more in black and white.
I wanted to know why so I started to draw these unusual forms, I couldn't find why, but my feeling says, they are somehow connected to how I think that we are all connected in a way. In the next stage, I would like to transfer them to sculptural forms.
What have you been up to in lockdown is an online collation, a mix tape of sorts, of works, projects, and meanderings by artists whose work Mr Kitly has represented over the years.
Melbourne has been in extended lockdown since March due to corona and is currently under the strictest stay at home laws imposed since the crisis began. We are all staying at home to keep each other safe and reach the other side.
This series is a way to hear about what our Mr Kitly friends and artist community have been up to during lockdown. I miss seeing them all in person and being inspired by what they do. - Bree (Mr Kitly)