Puzzling Stories 40
Acrylic on canvas
Two parts, 90 x 90 cm each
Azadeh Ghotbi, Puzzling Stories 40, 2012-13, Acrylic on canvas
Behind every work in this series is a story of destruction & renewal. Each painting is painstakingly cut up into strips & put back together, like lives torn apart yet seemingly rebuilt to mimic normality. But this time, each strip is partially hidden by overlapping pieces of the puzzle. Every reconstructed story appears infinitely more complex, sturdy and intriguing yet holds more secrets and may be more fragile than before.