I am fascinated with the human form and the way our feelings and emotions are shown through body language.
The series of works present in Silk Gallery is my way of creating a world that has no boundaries on human freedom of expression. When light hits these figures, they appear abstract and yet still organic and soft. There are no layers of makeup and clothing, no lies or deceptions. In my opinion, painting the nude figure is the best way of unmasking and revealing the true inner persona of a human being. It also shows the most basic human emotions, such as sadness, loneliness and anger. In each work that I create, I interpret the emotion from the body language of the model and their form.
Although watercolour is a very unforgiving medium, I believe that it is the best medium to convey the message of these pieces. Layers of colour do not cover anything; they do not mask any flaws. They simply mix and blend, complementing each other.
Shohre Shirazi began painting from a very early age. Paint and paper called her at any moment, inspiring a lifelong passion spanning more than 30 years. After immigrating to Canada about 20 years ago, Shirazi settled in Coquitlam with her family, where she was re-inspired by the beauty of the city that surrounded her. She now works as a full-time artist and art educator from her studio in Port Moody, the City of the Arts. She currently teaches drawing and watercolour in North Vancouver and Port Moody.
Shirazi has shown her art in various group exhibitions. She is currently working on her latest project, which involved the painting of portraits over Skype using her favourite medium, watercolour.
Shohre's work is currently on display at Silk as part of the Gallery's latest show, La Femme
La Femme is open from May 1 - June 10.