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Etemad Gallery April 2012 Vahid Sharifian Flowars 02
Tehran
In his latest series Vahid Sharifian has chosen the subject of Joy and War as the backgrounds of his works but not in their usual form. There are no signs of conflict in his colourful palette and the difference between growth and destruction in his flowers are not easily distinguished.
Sharifian has depicted the current situation in  its full complexities and insecurities, with the same ridiculous absurdity as it actually is.  With his usual humour, he critically illustrates the complicated values and disvalues of war and like an unsolved riddle, leaves the viewer to decide the verdict.
The artist extensively exhibited at venues internationally including the Chelsea Art Museum (New York), The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris) and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen).Sharifian is featured in the book; "100 New Artists" (Laurence King, 2011) by Francesca Gavin.
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