Judith Liegeois Designs: Showcasing Mally Khorasantchi
When I’m looking for unique accessories for my home, I make it a point to stop in to Judith Liegeois Designs. Never lacking personality and whimsy, Judith and her team have a knack for finding amazing pieces that conflate different genres and styles. The same goes for artwork. I recently took note of the vibrant and eclectic canvases around the store that completely piqued my interest. I was pleasantly surprised to find they were by a local artist—Mally Khorasantchi.
Just after the end of World War II in Dusseldorf, Germany, as a young child, Khorasantchi realized her lifelong love of drawing and painting. She studied with several noted professional German artists before immigrating to Florida in 1992. In 2014, Khorasantchi was awarded with the prestigious “Stars in the Arts Award” by the United Arts Council of Collier County and has shown solo exhibits throughout the state.
Khorasantchi is interested in “how nature exhibits both chaos and calm, constantly evident on micro, macro and universal levels, seemingly at odds and without purpose.” She explores how human beings can affect change. Her paintings offer no horizon lines or perspective to give order or focus, but rather through her unique style, she likes to convey the “chaos and fragmentation, calm and refuge in varying degrees with a bold and vibrant physicality.”
A recurring theme in Khorasantchi’s latest work is a hexagon, which “comes from her research into the writings of Rudolf Steiner. These shapes symbolize a connectedness and continuance between chaos and order and earth’s remarkable ability to self-heal from most natural and manmade environmental disasters.” Between the range of colors and the organic lines, Mally’s work has totally captured me. She has beautified the balance of chaos and calm, and I for one, can appreciate that.
—Kersten Moe, Assistant Editor
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