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Shirana Shahbazi

Born in: 1974


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Sharina Shahbazi was born in 1974 in Tehran. She studied photography at the Fachhochschule Dortmund in Germany and Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. Shahbazi lives and works in Zurich.

Shirana Shahbazi makes photographs in classical art-historical genres, including portraiture, still life, and landscape, often translating and repeating her images in different mediums: hand-knotted carpets, for instance, and photorealistic billboards painted by artisans hired in her native Iran.

More recently, Shahbazi has produced work that is architectural in scale, creating installations of multiple images hung on wallpaper. This site-specific installation features a repeated geometric pattern derived from one of the artist’s abstract photographs, printed as a wallpapered lithograph with applied pigment and wrapped around the center wall of the gallery.

Alternating between abstraction and representation, Shahbazi’s vividly colored pictures are made in the crisp style of commercial studio photography, without the aid of digital tools. To make her abstract compositions, she photographs painted pedestals and other geometric volumes; sometimes she makes multiple images of the same objects, turning the volumes between exposures to create a dynamic interplay between surface and depth and a sumptuous field of geometric color and pattern. Shahbazi arranges her pictures in surprising combinations.
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Our recommendations Shirana Shahbazi, Untitled 5, Print

Shirana Shahbazi

Untitled 5, 2018
69.3 x 47.2 inch


Shirana Shahbazi, [Carl-01-2002] & [Carl-01-2002], From the Series Der Garten, Photography

Shirana Shahbazi

[Carl-01-2002] & [Carl-01-2002], From the Series Der Garten, 2002
48.4 x 81.1 x 2.8 inch


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