Sissi, c'est moi
302 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
September 6th, 2007 - September 29th, 2007
September 6th, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sissi Farassat, Andrea, 2010
© Edwynn Houk Gallery
Sissi Farassat, born 1969 in Tehran and living in Vienna, transforms the slick surfaces of photographs by stitching sequins to the backgrounds in her pictures, while maintaining the figure as a pure photograph.
Author Gisela Steinlechner* has described the work of Farassat with the following words: "Her sewn photographic art may seem idiosyncratic and in its time-consuming production even anachronistic, but it touches and reflects essential aspects of the perception and the aesthetics of the photographic image per se...
...With their glitters and iridescent colors the sequined images recall splendid apartments, but also the glittery world of disco and film shows. All this glamour is, however, contrasted by the commonness or intimacy of the subject. Often Farassat works on self-portraits, or she transforms images of family members and friends or strangers from the streets. Stitching a photograph, a process that might take days and weeks, in this regard also means discussing personal world of pictures and relationships."
Each one of Farassat's pieces is unique and one of a kind. The work ranges in size from 12" x 18" to 40" x 60".