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Farhad Moshiri, ‘Felertishia’, 2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Farhad Moshiri, ‘Felertishia’, 2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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Farhad Moshiri

Felertishia, 2010

Approximately 1400 orange knives installed directly on white gallery wall
78 7/10 × 196 9/10 in
200 × 500 cm
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Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
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Farhad Moshiri
Iranian, b. 1963
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Drawing equally from Eastern and Western traditions, Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri is best known for his technically exquisite, conceptually rich paintings. “A picture is worth a thousand words and a word a thousand pictures,” he says. Drawing inspiration from Pop Art, Moshiri paints icons of Western consumerism, popular culture, and Middle Eastern artifacts and vessels, mashed up with Farsi calligraphy and the opulent aesthetic of historical Persian art. Moshiri is as critical as he is humorous; the aim of his practice is to call out cultural divides just as much as it is to break them down. “Irony allows you to be playful without being too militant about your opinions,” he says. One of his iconic paintings is Eshgh (Love), a 2007 canvas dominated by the Farsi word for “love”—one of the purest commonalities across religions and cultures. However, by crafting the word in hundreds of Swarovski crystals, Moshiri’s cynicism is palpable: what is love in this age of mass consumerism and material desire?

Farhad Moshiri, ‘Felertishia’, 2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Farhad Moshiri, ‘Felertishia’, 2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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Farhad Moshiri
Iranian, b. 1963
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Drawing equally from Eastern and Western traditions, Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri is best known for his technically exquisite, conceptually rich paintings. “A picture is worth a thousand words and a word a thousand pictures,” he says. Drawing inspiration from Pop Art, Moshiri paints icons of Western consumerism, popular culture, and Middle Eastern artifacts and vessels, mashed up with Farsi calligraphy and the opulent aesthetic of historical Persian art. Moshiri is as critical as he is humorous; the aim of his practice is to call out cultural divides just as much as it is to break them down. “Irony allows you to be playful without being too militant about your opinions,” he says. One of his iconic paintings is Eshgh (Love), a 2007 canvas dominated by the Farsi word for “love”—one of the purest commonalities across religions and cultures. However, by crafting the word in hundreds of Swarovski crystals, Moshiri’s cynicism is palpable: what is love in this age of mass consumerism and material desire?

Farhad Moshiri

Felertishia, 2010

Approximately 1400 orange knives installed directly on white gallery wall
78 7/10 × 196 9/10 in
200 × 500 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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