The Work of Monir Farmanfarmaian

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
http://synapticstimuli.com/Born in Tehran in 1924, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is at the forefront of contemporary Iranian art. Her work illustrates a commitment to traditional Persian techniques and patterns, combining mirror mosaics, Islamic geometric patterns and...

The Work of Samira Hodaei

Erotica // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The works of the Iranian artist Samira Hodaei remind the viewer of writings of Persian poetry. Haunting, double-edged, rich in symbolism and complexity. But clearly the most distinctive feature of the artist’s oeuvre is to be found in her unusual technique. Samira Hodaei applies meticulously tiny dots of glass paint to the canvas millimeter for millimeter that are based on photographs...

The Work of Kymia Nawabi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based artist Kymia Nawabi this morning. Nawabi is a first-generation Iranian-American artist who describes her work as "an allegory of human behavior" and weaves a fantastical personal mythology together with "adopted gods, mythological creatures and burial ceremonies from different cultures."

Beautiful Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
We love these murals by Iranian street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo. They are fun, playful, bright, and the perspective, depth, and imagination are fantastic! Mehdi has painted over 100 murals in the Iranian capital of Tehran. He studied at Tarbiat Modares University and is the owner and designer of his mural painting company Blue Sky Painters Company.

Paintings by Tala Madani

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings Iranian-American artist Tala Madani. Her portraits of Middle Eastern men are provocative and humorous commentaries on cultural and sexual identity. The scenes in her work "play out fictive rituals of a deviant, distinctly female imagination: prayer gatherings twisted into homosexual orgies, birthday parties targeted for terrorist attack, and tattoos and body hair plucking construed as the latest in ultra-macho beauty makeovers."

Knife Typography by Farhad Moshiri

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Anyone can declare that life is beautiful on a gallery wall, but how about saying that Life Is Beautiul using hundreds of knives? We haven't really ever heard of Knife Typography before, so perhaps we can assume that the 2009 Farhad Moshiri installation is the world's first.

The Work of Tehran's Shirin Fakhim

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
Shirin Fakhim is a 38-year-old self-taught artist living and working in Tehran, Iran. Her found-object sculptures of Tehran streetwalkers are explicit and provocative, made up of traditional terra cotta pots of various shapes and sizes, decorated with fabrics, wigs, and different accessories bought in public markets and bazaars on the streets of Tehran.

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