Past Exhibition / Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri

January 25 – February 16, 2006

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  • FM_Faded Peach Jar _2006_Acrylic & Oil On Canvas _190x 150cm _650

  • FM_Large Gold Bowl On White _2005_Acrylic & Oil On Canvas _194x 266cm _650

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Comprised mainly of Moshiri's jar series, the paintings in this exhibition have a sculptural quality to them. Their massive presence does not overshadow their sentimental fragility: both in terms of content and treatment. 

Often incorporating calligraphic renditions of contemporary Farsi love songs, Moshiri's crackled archeological findings subtly toy with orientalist expectations, and speak to us in an elegantly subversive tone that we can only pensively marvel at.