ART + CULTURE:Hiva Alizadeh’s kaleidoscopic art turns hair into shimmering paintings
Layering vividly coloured locks of synthetic hair as if they were veils of oil paint, Iranian-born artist Hiva Alizadeh creates new abstractions. Almost intangible, shimmering and vaporous, his wall-mounted locks emerge from the two-dimensionality of the painted surface. Alizadeh’s vibrant ‘paintings’ illustrate how hair, in the hands of an artist, sheds its intended role and takes on a whole new life of its own.
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