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Mehdi Mirbagheri, Playboy

Mehdi Mirbagheri Playboy, 2018

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The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in Saint-Ouen, France

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Print : digital art, gold leaf

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch

  • Support

    Print on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 5 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Maryam Ahi
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    From his first years of training, he chose to turn to the new media and mix of various techniques (photo, graphic design, painting, collage) to develop his own visual identity, trying out the transition to different artistic experiences of video installations and performance.

    From 2008, he turned to Pop Art creating works repeating the pictorial codes inherited from Lichtenstein that he mixed with Arabic and Persian calligraphy. The success is immediate and opens the doors of the western market. Attracted by a raw, direct and refined art, carrying clear messages, he considers it is really the technique that generates the characteristic contrasts of his work. By jostling visual codes, he creates new harmonies that emphasize the deep connection between form and substance.

    The series "The Peeping Tom" focuses on the voyeuristic tendency of all humans (whatever their gender or geographic context) but generally repressed and publicly criticized. Faced with an erotic scene, the first reaction of a person is to emit a sound of excitement that differs in intensity according to his culture and his social personality. Although this reaction is found in the majority of people, it is not necessarily expressed by audible language and can also be expressed in the form of internal dialogue.

    This series seeks to unveil this hidden language and to expose it as a pictorial expression. In these works, Farsi calligraphy and Persian erotic onomatopoeia merge with images of sensual bodies. This association would not be complete without the interaction of the public.

    If these works, in close relation with the Persian language, can sometimes be difficult to decipher for a foreign public, it nevertheless counts on their strong symbolism and plays with humor on the ambiguity and the gap which can exist between the western fantasies and the reality of Iran. The highlighting of the cultural contrasts is all the stronger here as Mehdi Mirbagheri can now confront his works with the eyes of European spectators and enrich his creative process with these new reactions.
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Mehdi Mirbagheri

Iran Born in: 1980
Mehdi Mirbagheri is a contemporary Iranian artist, he was born in 1980 in Tehran. He studied graphic design at the Tehran Art Soureh school and then joined the art and architecture department of Azad University, and graduated in 2007 with a master's degree in painting.

He was still studying when he chose to turn towards new mediums and the mix various techniques such as photo, graphic design, painting and collage, in order to develop his own visual identity, on the way he tried out various artistic experiences like video installations and performance.

A fan of Roy Lichtenstein, he gradually turned towards pop art, and leaned towards pictorial codes of the Arabic and Persian calligraphy movement. His creations shake up visual codes, and forge links with aesthetics and true meaning. His art is much more natural and pure.

In his "Peeping Tom" series , Arabic calligraphy and Persian erotic onomatopoeia are combined with sensual body images. He is well aware that the Westerners will have a hard time understanding the meaning, therefore the artist humorously plays on the ambiguity and the discrepancy which exists between Western fantasies and the reality of Iran. Mirbagheri highlights these cultural contrasts and therefore can portray his work to Western spectators and enrich his creative process through these new reactions.

The artist currently exhibits in Iran and has done several exhibitions in USA.
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