Afshin Pirhashemi, The Wrong Women | Ayyam Gallery, Beirut
Homage to PArviz Maleki | Oil On Canvas | 90×60 | 2010 | Afshin Pirhashemi
From BMW Series | Oil ov Canvas | 120×160 | 2009 | Afshin Pirhashemi
The work of Iranian painter Afshin Pirhashemi examines the complexities of life in modern day Iran. On sparse or empty backgrounds, his largely monochromatic, photo-realistic depictions of women nod to gothic fantasy in an exploration of issues of contemporary social and political identity.