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In my paintings, I depict spaces that transcend their physical reality and convey different states of mind. Recently, I've been interested in the concept of a space within a space – an alternate reality, represented by elements such as a secret passage, a black hole, or a hallway that draws one in and takes them nowhere. I enjoy exploring the contrast between two layers of the work: what is apparent, such as the interior of a room, and what hints at a parallel existence. This can be disorienting yet exciting, as it presents options. It offers a way out, or rather, in! 


By pushing the boundaries of space and architecture, I aim to bring different worlds together and have them interact in one place. Through creating a disorienting experience within a familiar setting, typically an interior, I challenge the viewer's perception of reality and encourage them to consider the possibilities.


My work draws inspiration from architecture, cinema, and photography, but I find literature to be the most fluid medium that provides ample room for abstract thoughts.


Azadeh Nia was born in Tehran, Iran in 1988.

She graduated with a MFA from the University of The Arts London in 2014. She has exhibited her work in New York, London, Tehran and Santa Fe, NM. Her works are held in private collections in Iran, the UK and the US. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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