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2020

Lsd and watercolor on iraqi dinar

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Dimensions: 31.8cm (H) x 44.5cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 12.5" (H) x 17.5" (W) x 1" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Talapasand’s practice is defined by collisions between old and new ways of making in addition to old and new forms of imagery. By staging encounters between the aesthetic conventions, techniques, and traditions of European and Islamic art, Talepasand’s work challenges the viewer to uncover (and thus confront) the tricks and abstractions that coalesce into effective forms of image making and propaganda, and reorder the various disciplinary processes that continue to shape our understanding of “Eastern” and “Western” subjecthood and aesthetics. The result is a sophisticated détournement of the assumptions associated with Iranian culture and the ways in which political propaganda often lives between the ancient demand for timelessness and the modern demand for immediacy.

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Hometown: San Francisco

Based in: San Francisco

As a woman from Iran living in America, Talepasand explores how women navigate the geographic and physiological boundaries between East and West. Paying close attention to the cultural taboos identified by distinctly different social groups, particularly those of gender, race and socioeconomic position, her work reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our “modern” society. Taravat’s dedicated work ethic involves using new media and technology in her studio practice, which is characterized by labor-intensive and often repetitive processes of painting, drawings, sculptures, and installation to bring a focus on an acceptable beauty and its relationship with art history. The human figure often found in her work is in a treacherous place between narrative and introspection.

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