Searching for soul mates

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Aida Zadeh to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What do you call your series of artworks?

– "Soul mate”, because of an emotion that translated to this in words.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– This series is inspired by the Greek myth of soul mates and how they were created and separated. When finding each other again, they would know the true meaning of love.

Name an artist that you admire?

– I love the way Helen Frankenthaler plays with color. She can create such a dynamic image on the canvas using so little color opacity. I admire the organic shapes and forms which fit together like a puzzle.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I have been painting ever since I can remember. I’m a self-taught artist, with a BBA degree in international business. I started to work in the corporate world six years ago, but I couldn’t find a purpose in doing that. Almost two years ago, I decided to quit and focus on something that I really enjoy doing – abstract art. I have never been happier.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

Expressionist, confronting, interactive.

What we love about Aida Zadeh:

We love how the art of Aida Zadeh – besides being beautiful – stays with us, raising questions and leaves room for reflection.