Onlooker at Susa
b. 1981 Tehran, Iran
Onlooker at Susa
Executed in 2019.
Embroidered thread, gouache, and graphite on printed paper
26 x 18 ¼ in. (66 x 46.4 cm)
Framed: 31 x 23 x 1 ⅛ in. (78.7 x 58.4 x 2.9 cm)
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Floats in frame. Buckling and creasing on sheet (inherent). Tiny tear near left center at join line.
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Courtesy of Roberts Projects
In his work, Ardeshir Tabrizi reflects on his process of reconnecting with his Iranian identity and the culture of the country he left behind in his youth. His work seeks to gain an understanding of the multifaceted cultural, geographic, and political factors that comprise the contemporary national identity of Iran. Drawing from his own family's experiences and the sources of Persian artifacts, poetry, and tapestry, Tabrizi uses layering techniques to combine embroidery and pearlescent paint in his canvases to depict symbolic imagery and explore conflicting ideologies.
Tabrizi has exhibited in several group shows nationally and in solo shows in Los Angeles. His work has also been included with Roberts Projects at art fairs such as The Armory Show in New York, Art Basel, Miami, and in Frieze NY. His work is also in the public collections of The Long Beach Museum of Art and The Fowler Museum in Los Angeles, CA.