Maryam "Mimi" Amini

Maryam "Mimi" Amini (b. 1977, Isfahan, Iran) is best known for works 'that bear minimal relevance to reality'. Through years of diverse practice in drawing, painting and collage, she has produced artworks that escape commodification, yet create new forms and dialogs. Mimi's style dominantly moves towards abstraction, but figurative elements and unique 'lifeforms' have their own presence.

Describing her as an "unconventional and unique artist", the great Iranian painter Ali Nassir writes: "She resolves contradictions in an anarchic arrangement and once the viewers are stimulated by the initial shock, they immediately become entangled in a critical dialogue. The works of Maryam Amini seem playful…"