Toulu Hassani – Iteration
30 September – 10 December 2017
The flowing interconnections between painting and drawing as well as painting and object in the artistic work of Toulu Hassani make up a surprisingly autonomous contribution to the history of abstraction. The filigree drawings unite a wide range of traditions, for example ornamentation and minimalism, and fascinate the viewer with their meditative and poetic depth. The focus of the object-like paintings, by contrast, is placed on the support. Stretcher frame, fabric and the material foundations are mixed, resulting in a surprising reformulation of the objectness and materiality of painting. Toulu Hassani (born 1984 in Ahwaz, Iran, lives in Hannover) studied at the Universidad Valencia, Spain, and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, where she concluded her studies as a master student of Prof. Walter Dahn. Hassani has received the 2014 New York Grant of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the State of Lower Saxony as well as the 2016 Sprengel Preis für Bildende Kunst, among other honours.
Curator: René Zechlin
Headerfoto: Toulu Hassani, Ohne Titel, 2016, Nitrofrottage, Öl auf Leinwand, 43 x 31 cm, Udo und Anette Brandhorst Sammlung