From afar, the paintings creating by Shirin Sahba looks unique with ‘brush strokes’ boldly painted on canvas.
Seemingly, resemblance a blend of techniques between Van Gogh’s impasto and pointilism.
Yet, it doesn’t appear to be coming out, as if medium was painted thickly on canvas, nor totally using point-dots.
Interestingly, the aestheticism of the entire artwork does strongly depict its color vibrancy and visual aliveness.
With the guided arrays of small objects, detailing as fish, floral, or even fine strokes, thus, creating a kind of landscaping effect on her art piece.
What has even more intriguing is the tiny characters appearing sparsely and breaking off the repeating patterns in her paintings.
You will start to examine closely as you wonder what’s that small object painted on that line.
Characteristic objects could be loving couples, fisherman, trishaw riders, a red fox, a horse, elephant, Indian’s dancer and musicians, trees, etc.
At first glance of the paintings by Shirin Sahba has not instantly caught my attention on the miniature characters painted on the canvas.
It took me quite a while to figure it out by looking far and near, and relating the close-up view.
Her paintings definitely demand a closer look.
All the paintings are worth your appreciation, be it near or far.
More of her artwork is featured in website http://www.shirinsahba.com/index.html