Born in Iran, Fariba Baghi often integrates unusual materials into her lyrical oil paintings. Using paste and cement mixtures alongside traditional painting techniques, she is not bound to a single method or medium and instead allows her mood to dictate her process intuitively. Baghi draws from the natural world and from the philosophies of yoga and meditation in her soft, abstracted paintings.
In Facing Humanity Baghi utilizes earth tones to create a painterly collage of human bodies. Rendered with pale pools of color and small dots of pigment, the scene is pared down to a collection of curvilinear lines that connect the elegant figures into a whole. Facing Humanity visualizes the interconnectedness of humans, highlighting that the mind, body, and spirit are all one and cannot be divided.