Forty Drawings and So

Dastan Gallery


Div, a central element both in the wall drawings and in the works on paper, is one of the ever-present characters in the literature of our region and its presence in the contemporary period, compared to other characters, is almost unique. Div in these works acts a the narrator of a fable — the viewer faces the stories from the perspective of the Div; Divs that only have a “mental life” and narrate the chaotic time of Tehran, where everything from the past and the present co-exist. This temporal chaos can also be seen in the works in their use of painting elements from different periods, including the Safavid, Qajar, modern and contemporary periods.

Self-portraits (others)
Acrylic marker on paper, 9x12 inches