Tuesday, 30 November 2010
'New Faces / Iran'
Janet Rady Fine Art @ La Ruche, London
November 19, 2010 - December 12, 2010
Featuring the work of nine young hugely talented Iranian painters, the exhibition focuses on the human face of Iran. But this is not just another clichéd exhibition about Iran.
Janet Rady Fine Art in association with Arte Sara present the works of nine hugely talented, young Iranian artists. All previously nominated for the UN Habitat Prize in 2009, these artists are reunited in a tightly curated show which serves to illustrate the depth of artistic skill in Iran today.
In contrast with many exhibitions in the West, which aim to attract attention by focusing on the political tensions of present day Iran, this exhibition focuses on the very human face of Iran. But this is not just another clichéd exhibition about Iran.
Through a variety of figural representations, the artists use their paints to boldly express universal sensibilities of being. Executed in richly mixed hues, these compelling images play on the subconscious with a dreamlike elusiveness and ambiguity. Throughout the exhibition, the viewer is confronted by selflessly gaunt figures staring out of the canvas, whilst others, haunted by the undefined anxiety of memory, scream silently, unaware of our gaze.
Elham Parsian ,Untitled, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Farnaz Shoar, Untitled, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Javid Ramezani, Maternal Family after World War II, 2008, Silverprint (liquid) on canvas with embroidery, 82 x 100 cm
Marjan Jabinpisheh, Human - Occupancy - Livelihood, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Neda Moin Afshari, Worriment, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Mohammad Hassan Morshedzadeh, Blow of Memories, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 250 cm
Mohammad Alizadeh Bakhshayesh, Family, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Farokh Mahdavi, Untitled, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Nastaran Afshar, Untitled, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 100 cm