March 11, 2016
FEARLESS: THE NEXT WAVE OF ARTISTS FROM IRAN
Fearless is about 31 artists from Iran who have been working and working regardless of the market’s madness. These 31 artists have been expressly chosen from various generations, from 25 to 75 years old. There is no age for being an obsessive courageous lunatic working silently. “It is always hard choosing 31 artists from so many unsung heroes but it has to be done so apologies for not having enough space to include everyone.” Says Fereydoun Ave, who has carefully selected pieces by these artists. “None of these artists have had much media or market attention, so I am glad to champion them.” In a time and space where nothing changes fundamentally to keep on working on personal visions is fearless and to see fear as the only real censorship is to come out of the shadow.
The paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations in the exhibition encompass both figurative and abstract works, different in style and medium, and created by artists drawing on vastly different social, political and stylistic influences.