Marjane Satrapi has always painted ... Even if she has never shown it until now, painting is nevertheless the basis of all her creation, whatever its final shape. She is both designer, film director, or actress, and her passion for painting was initially revealed in the form of comic strips or films, because she wanted to create works for a larger audience, accessible to everyone.
Satrapi analyses painting as a means of expressing her unconscious and yet the artist finds her inspiration in her familiar environment. Even if the subjects depicted in her paintings are anonymous, their features are physically inspired from characters from her childhood. Besides the artist has become known thanks to Persepolis (2000, L´Association Editions) which is an autobiographical comic strip. Marjane Satrapi continues to be in search for lost time.