My Homeland is a beautiful collection of abstract landscapes by successful Iranian painter Shahrzad
Ossouli. This worth seeing collection presents amazing color combinations representing memories
from her country. Her canvases, achieved through a mixed technique of oil and acrylics, are full of
peace and eternal feelings.
Ossouli´s work has been labeled as ‘mystic landscapes’. One explanation of her paintings may be
that she captures the ambiance of the scene as well as the spiritually purified state of being arrived at
by the mystic wayfarer. Many of her paintings consist of a vast mountain range or desert and a single
tree. This symbolizes the interdependent, yet paradoxical, relationship in Persian Sufism between the
microcosm and the macrocosm; the self and the absolute. However, Ossouli’s paintings do not exhibit
the powerful ecstatic character of Sufism practice. She conveys a darker and melancholic
eschatology in her paintings and her themes are closer the idea of para-realism, i.e., a subjective
reality corresponding with one’s encounter with the empirical world yet distinct and without any
necessary causal relation.