Showing: October 20th – January 15th 2017
Showing at: Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Avenue, Albany CA
Salma Arastu’s work in the Golden Moments series is greatly inspired by Rajput and Mughal paintings, a style of miniature paintings or book illustrations popular in India and Persia. Since childhood, Arastu has been drawn to these precious jewel-like paintings because of their intricate details and lyrical compositions.
In this series of compositions on square boards, Arastu makes the stories and moments of everyday life she paints come alive by giving them three-dimensional effects. The title for the series, Golden Moments comes from reflecting on her own cherished memories from her life journey, her personal golden moments. With these paintings, Arastu is telling her stories, from childhood in India, travels to Iran and Kuwait after marriage and her eventually settlement in California.
Salma Arastu was born in Rajasthan, India and has been exhibiting internationally since graduating with a masters in Fine Arts from MS University, Baroda, India in 1974.