Heaven & Earth 1982-1987

Excerpt from the Essay by Hagai Segev  “Fields of Flowers and Contemplation” in the catalogue of the exhibition “Farideh Paintings 1970 – 2006”
The series “Heaven and Earth” spans works comprising 2 parts brought together , these parts are antithetical in intensity, each recounting a different narrative. The lower part of the work usually portrays landscape of gardens and palm trees, while its upper part depicts a vast skyscraper in different colors, applied with swift brushstrokes from one end of paper to the other. The top part is dissociated from the bottom part as in nature, and the viewer combines these divergent fields through his individual vision. Despite the difference in the treatment of the 2 parts, Farideh offers a consolidated whole, which does not contradict its parts.