Art of Homa Taj

For three decades, cinema and theater have influenced HOMA TAJ’s art, and even academic research, in various media.

For three decades, cinema and theater have influenced Homa’s art in various media.“Everything, the subject and the material of my work, is about energy & temprament … and, the physical and conceptual texture of each image that I create.”

All palettes in Homa’s paintings are created using the five primary colors – black, white, red, yellow and blue (with added sheen). Every layer in each work has a singular color configuration which is virtually irreproducable. As with her use of paper (invented in China), Homa’s choice to add a touch of saffron (originally from India) to her palette serve as reminders of her childhood – of being born on, and travelling along, the ancient Silk Road, in Persia (Iran).

“Ultimately, my work is about ‘moving pictures.’ Every composition is like a conceptual mood-board for a scene in a film that is yet to be written.”

Looking ahead, Homa is eager to work with various museums to create site-specific transmedia works based on their collections, including: paintings, video and sculptural installations, film and social-media projects. Merging her many years of experience and research studying museums and their collecting heritage as a museologist, the space of the museum has been “like a second home” to the artist …

NOTE: The gallery includes a small selection of Homa’s paintings. For more visit HOMA TAJ.

*All photos courtesy the artist – taken with iPhone 7Plus in natural daylight.