February 19 – March 2, 2021
This year has certainly been worth the wait for we are excited to introduce the lovely and amazing Moje Assefjah to the Iranian art scene.
Mojé Assefjah was born in Teheran in 1970. She lives and works in Munich, Germany. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1992-1998, and was a master student under Prof. Jerry Zeniuk from 1997 on. In 2013, she continued her work in New York, within the framework of the residency program at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).
Awarded the Advancement Award for Fine Arts of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research in 1999, Assefjah also won the annual scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a residency in Rome.
In 2000, grant of the GOLART-STIFTUNG: Mural painting, at the Kunstverein Friedberg in Wetterau-Museum, Friedberg, Germany. Since 1999 Assefjah’s works have been shown regularly in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the Near East.
Represented by Galerie Tanit in Munich, Moje’s works are included in numerous private and also public Museum collections in Germany, Switzerland, China , Dubai, Lebanon and Spain.
Assefjah produces her own colors in the studio, using the traditional eggtempera medium and technique. Her interest for the Italian Renaissance, is infused with the mystical beauty of the visual productions of Ancient Persia. The free gesture inscribes itself through wide ribbons. The flexibility of the movements and the strokes calls to mind calligraphy.
The paintings are an invitation for the eye to look through a window opened to a nostalgic space, telling stories of dreamed landscapes between abstraction and figuration.