Parvine Curie has traveled the world to educate her style of sculpture, rendering the pieces on view in Paris both mature in form and diverse in influence. Of French and Iranian descent herself, her work expresses a remarkable tension between brute structure and complex duality, suggesting many of the formal tensions in architecture.

With countless pieces of her work gracing public collections and spaces, Curie's career trajectory exhibits a genuine quest for the ideal. Greco-Roman forms grace her work from her travels to Greece, pre-Colombian forms from her travels in the Americas, an ancient spiritualism from her recent travels to Cambodia – her lifelong oeuvre traverses much of the sacred and archetypal language of material form. One of her most renowned pieces, Première Mère, exhibited in Paris in the 1970s, is a fine example of her primitive re-mastering.

Curie's work is highly structured and angular, a forceful dialogue with space. At its heart, however, is a spiritual dialogue that makes her pieces timeless and vividly silent.