Sepideh Salehi, ‘Women in Battle’, 2014, Art in General: Benefit Auction (2016)

Iranian artist Sepideh Salehi produces a variety of media addressing psychological isolation and atrocity. Displaced by a theocratic regime, Salehi attempts to make sense of her past experiences, but also her present situation. Women in Battle (mixed-media on photo paper) is a rumination on the poetics of women’s control and repression, in which their faces are completely obscured, either by veil or by shadow. Salehi’s work has been highlighted in exhibitions around the world, most recently at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

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