Seta Injeyan

Melancholic is one of the four fundamental personality types.
Melancholic is one of the four fundamental personality types.

Injeyan's work proceeds through surreal imagery, and takes root in her current abstract imagery presented herein. This would appear as a random progression, a “hit-or-miss” trajectory. In hindsight, it is rather an evolution, the result of ongoing, mutatory, genetic modifications; an artistic plasticity of imagery and intent originally repressed, but now become the artist’s numinous reality rife with symbols.
Injeyan’s present works appear to follow such a trajectory, from a trance-like state in which unconscious elements stir and surface. In her words, “I begin adding to the images and subtracting from them. Working with color and line I create multiple layers, then merging and collapsing them until the images are to my satisfaction, esthetically.” For this inner journey Injeyan has created the genre of Perspective Surrealism, wherein the conscious mind is aroused by images and a visual poetry that resonate with unified voice. This would appear to be a process that not only explores the Four Temperaments, as in Hippocrates’s medieval order, but expands that chemistry to the formation of new species harkened by circumstance. This is a plasticity that takes Hippocrates forward. To be consistent, one needs believe that titles such as “choleric” or “sanguine” are allowed to evolve within one’s biology. Indeed, development to include all elements in just proportion will lead to a state of wholeness – to the “well-rounded” person – and hence to a world that improves upon its means.
Injeyan’s paintings have been shown in national and international galleries and museums. In the words of noted art critic Peter Frank, “As Injeyan employs it here, the combination of realism and expressionism is itself a surrealistic parallel to the Gnostic belief that ‘What is above is below, what is inner is outer.’