Mazarine Memon

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An accomplished award-winning artist, Mazarine has had several sold-out solo and group exhibitions around the world. She has an avid following of collectors and her works have pride of place all over the world.

Mazarine intelligently plays on a psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-a) – a condition which makes people see familiar shapes and patterns where none actually exist, but in her case she actually hides the stimulus in there. No wonder critics have tagged her style as “mysteries in colour,” you need to find the clues before the subject of the artwork reveals itself. When that happens it is a aha moment.

Mazarine graduated in 1988 from the prestigious five-year applied art degree at Sophia College but has continued to learn and evolve as is apparent from her body of work of the past 25 years. She is skilled in a variety of mediums from charcoal to encaustic, but is biased to inks, acrylics and oils.

Mazarine was born in Bombay (Mumbai) to an eccentric, fun loving, Zoroastrian family. She is of Iranian ancestry, Indian by birth, Italian at heart and Canadian by choice. Mazarine works out of The Art Brewery, her studio (a repurposed gar-age) in Toronto.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I play on a psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-a) – a condition which makes people see familiar shapes and patterns where none actually exist, but in my case I actually hide the stimulus in there. Which is why critics have tagged my style as “mysteries in colour.”