Earthenware ceramic vase, made in Melbourne by Elnaz Nourizadeh.
Elnaz Nourizadeh is an artist who works across various modes of sculpture, installation and performance alongside her rich experience of making domestic earthenware ceramics. Elnaz's work focuses on physical engagement with materials through the creation of abstract forms. This interest stemmed from her studies in industrial design, abstract art, minimalism and modernism. In Tehran, Elnaz studied under Maryam Salour, a leading Iranian sculptor, painter and ceramicist. Her career continued after she immigrated to Australia. In 2018 Elnaz commenced a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University. During this time, she began to combine ceramics, sculpture and performance in distinctive installation art.
Elnaz is interested in the relationship and connection between things, any things. In the Human-Object exhibition, Elnaz explores the connection we, as humans have with objects. She plays with questions like:
- How do objects affect our life and how do we see them?
- How do we see an object in a figurative form, even in the most abstract form?
- How do we describe and categorise objects, and the effect of them in our thinking and in our life?