Tamina Amadyar

Tamina Amadyar, Foto: Ewelina Bialoszewska

Tamina Amadyar, born 1989 in Kabul, AFG, studied Painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. From 2019 to 2021 she was a guest professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe. She has had numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at Galerie Guido Baudach (2020), Oldenburger Kunstverein (2019), and Kunstverein Reutlingen. Her work was featured in a group exhibition at KINDL, Berlin in 2018 and at Salon Dahlmann, Berlin in 2016.

Tamina Amadyar’s paintings combine studies of colour and form with moments of her own perception. In her paintings, she recalls the places she has been, particularly focusing on the experiences of light and space she has encountered on her travels to places like Afghanistan or California. Her often large-format paintings frequently place two colours in dialogue with one another. Her colour studies play with complementary contrast, overpainting, and geometrical forms. Using pigments mixed with rabbit-skin glue, Amadyar creates strikingly luminous colour fields that are applied in rapid strokes, giving her paintings space and structure.

Tamina Amadyar, overlook, 2020, Pigment, glutin on canvas, 150 x 130 cm, Foto: Roman März, courtesy: the artist und Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Tamina Amadyar, blue world, 2020, Pigment, glutin on canvas, 170 x 230 cm, Foto: Roman März, courtesy: the artist und Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Tamina Amadyar, nest, 2020, Pigment, glutin on canvas, 200 x 160 cm, Foto: Roman März, courtesy: the artist und Galerie Guido W. Baudach