Sunday, February 15, 2015
Save The Date
Ayyam Gallery is pleased to announce Femafia, the solo exhibition of acclaimed Iranian artist Afshin Pirhashemi, who returns to Dubai with a new body of work.Pirhashemi's evident fascination with women, their struggles in hostile environments, and a resulting combative character, now expand to a wider scope of observation, tainted by the atmosphere that has been surrounding the artist for the past year.News, films, and women, among others, ignited a shifting outlook on the world that Pirhashemi has translated with his unmistakable style into photorealistic portraits defiantly laying on minimalist backgrounds.
While Pirhashemi's consummate brushwork remains a constant, his instantly recognisable monochromatisms seemingly dissolve, allowing colours to gain territory on his canvases.Following his UK show last year (Seduction, Ayyam Gallery London), in which two large-scale paintings introduced nude hues on the faces of his bold heroines, Pirhashemi’s thirst for pigments amplifies after years of colour abstinence.
Through carefully orchestrated depictions of his flamboyant characters, paired with strong, symbolic, and revealing titles, Pirhahsemi takes the viewer on a narrative road to an evolving psychic state that translates his oeuvre into one continuous series.
Date : 16 March - 30 April, 2015
Timings: 16 March (7PM - 10PM)
Venue : Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village 3, DIFC, Dubai.
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