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.
Thin three-dimensionality was on show at THE FLAT – Massimo Carasi until 22 December 2018
Artworks: Hiva Alizadeh
Installation Images: Luca Panegatti, courtesy of The Flat – Massimo Carasi Milan
Words: Emma de Clercq & The Flat – Massimo Carasi