Shakeh Sassoon

 

SHAKEH SASSOON
“SILENT OUTRAGE”


An Armenian-American born in Iran, Shakeh Sasson studied painting and dance in an underground art community in Tehran, until forced to defect to West Germany. She has experienced war directly, and her paintings reflect “a silent outrage at the pity of war.” Sassoon emphasizes the artistic elements of line, color, texture, and movement in her paintings. Her work involves distortions and convolutions of the human figure inspired by dancing. She paints large canvases and often uses soil and texture for sculptural effect.

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

This work represents a dark poetry


A silent outrage
At the pity of War
Crimes against humanity
Rape, wrath, destruction


No consoling
No trace of bliss


We witness
Stupefied
We “un know”.

Shakeh Sassoon

 

 

Contact: Jane Haw
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E-mail: jhaw@pccc.edu