Minoo Moadel

Minoo Moadel entered the world of visual art through photography. Her foci of interest were nature and indigenous people of various cultures. She began painting documentary portraiture of indigenous peoples in 2009, often inspired by her own photographs. However, she had always been drawn to abstract art through her personal experimentation and her study at the Art Students League in New York City. From these experiences, she developed her own technique in abstract expressionism. The inspiration for her work is derived from nature and the science of nature. Her technique incorporates broad brush strokes, finger-painting, squeegee patterns, paint dripping, and knife-scraping, culminating into the final image. With regard to her abstract painting, she philosophizes that there is a creative relationship between the artist and the viewer; the artist creates an image which is experienced by the viewer through the recollection of their memories, feelings, and spirituality. In essence, the artwork is a collaborative effort between the artist who creates the piece and the viewer who interprets the work through their own unique vision and experience.