Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth paper, glazed alder wood with wax finishing, aluminium, red thread, unframed
numbered, signed label on the backside
60 x 39 x 6.2 cm; 23 2/3 x 15 1/3 x 24 1/3 inch
30 + 10AP
About the Artist
In her figurative mixed-media paintings Arghavan Khosravi treats the suppression of women in authoritarian regimes or patriarchal societies. The artist’s surrealistic works are charged with symbolic meaning and live from the juxtaposition of contrasting visual worlds.
Khosravi paints women of her generation who have similar experiences as she did while growing up in Iran. Instead of entirely victimizing them, she shows strong women fighting for their rights and improving their situation. By combining imagery stemming from different cultural and historical backgrounds, the artist succeeds at transcending her personal experience to obtain universal significance.
Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984, Shahr-e-Kord) grew up in Iran and moved to the United States in 2015, where she is still based. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, after earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Tehran Azad University and an MFA in Illustration from the University of Tehran.