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Artist Fariba Ameri
Pacific Palisades, California, USA
Tableau asks “who am I behind this face?” Balancing the position of being a woman, with expectations of beauty and the role of a mother is sometimes conflicting. The true identity remains unknown. Who is this woman behind her mask ? The opportunity for the real woman to shine as a result of her true accomplishments does not exist and is overshadowed by society’s requirement of external beauty.
Using animated brush strokes, mixed media and contrasting colors, layers are built on top of each other to represent the same state as the woman in the painting. Each layer of paint represents a different layer owned by all women, exposing the struggle between the passive societal imposition and the desire for womens’ true self, strength and accomplishments to be known.