As a young artist and multidisciplinary designer, Toufan Hosseiny works with different materials to create a universe inhabited by imaginary characters and narratives.
Her work revolves around the anguish of being watched, the search for identity and the obsession to repeat the same gestures over and over. The characters and masks that she creates – monsters that haunt us, monster memories, monster places, monsters that we worship – are born of an interaction sometimes alarming, sometimes playful, with a world filled with beings and objects, that surround and observe her.
Frame by Toufan Hosseiny
“This piece, titled ‘It’s all about the way he looks at me’, uses the round edge of the embroidery hoop to create the shape of the face. The frame plays a different role and becomes part of the artwork.”