Au Pays des Mollahs
Sayeh Sarfaraz Au Pays des Mollahs, detail, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain, 2015.
Photo : © Olivier Rioux, courtesy of the artist

Driven by injustice and the manipulation of the weak, Sayeh Sarfaraz’s art draws from the wellspring of political events that have devastated Iran and the Middle East. Violence, anxiety, and doubt are expressed through a naïve and colourful visual vocabulary. Her drawings and installations evoke the unfathomable gulf between the state and the population it governs, using a refined yet playful, almost childlike process.

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