Goli Mahallati’s original acrylics and limited edition prints depict stirring images that speak to a deep humanity. Her work goes beyond any standard, provincial artistic genre and strikes at the elemental state of the human condition, where her figures are sometimes bound together in support and love, and at other times isolated.
The strength of the artist’s statement is enforced by her choice to work with a pallet knife rather than a brush, creating bold areas of color and texture. Goli’s work reflects a sense of admiration for the beauty and dignity of the ideal human spirit and form, which is, in her case, best captured in the abstract.
Goli’s warm and luminescent color palette in contrast with mysterious forms leads a to unified sense of energy that is often lacking in other post-modern work. Her paintings are less about cognition and more about an intrinsic energy radiating from her works.