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. 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.
Janet Rady Fine Art @ La Ruche, 20 Buckle Street, London E1 8EH