Fatemeh Boroujeni is an ethnic Bakhtiari from Iran who arrived in Australia in 2010. She holds degrees in Fine Art and Industrial Design from Tehran Universities, a Masters in Applied Arts and Design from Curtin University and an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Design from Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Perth. She has won many awards and exhibits regularly.

Using the technique of repoussé with contemporary designs, Boroujeni makes bold artworks in which the imprint and heritage of her Persian home city of Isfahan can be seen in the decorative details. Boroujeni feels her work, drawing as it does on her cross-cultural background and global influences, creates a contemporary dialogue that combines points of view in surprising ways.

Of her current work, she says: “As an artist, I am inspired by the humble brush; this tool has infinite potential. In this collection I have deconstructed the brush to its most basic elements and used the contrasts of light and dark, soft and hard, dull and shiny to create works of art that symbolise the different sides of our inner and outer selves.”

Main Image
Shams. 2017
Oxidised copper, 925 silver, brush bristles
Photo: Rob Frith