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Aun Art Gallery Nov 2012 Extraterrestrial Curator Bobak Etminani 01
Tehran

When I saw Mahsa Karimizadeh and Shaya Shahrestani’s sculptures, I noticed that they shared common grounds with my paintings. Therefore, I decided to curate this three-person exhibition in order to create an artistic dialog between us, so that our extraterrestrial infatuations would have a deeper and wider resonance. 

(Bobak Etminani, November 2012, Aun Gallery, Tehran)

After entrance from left:

Bobak Etminani, Revelation (No. 1), Acrylic on Canvas, 185x185 cm, 2011

Shaya Sharestani, Untitled, Fiberglass and Oil Paint, 200x200x10 cm, 2011

Mahsa Karimizadeh, Curved Space, 100x110x90 cm, 2012

Shaya Sharestani, Untitled, Fiberglass and Oil Paint, 200x200x10 cm, 2011

Bobak Etminani, Revelation (No. 3), Acrylic on Canvas, 150x150 cm, 2012

Bobak Etminani, Revelation (No. 2), Acrylic on Canvas, 150x150 cm, 2012

 Mahsa Karimizadeh, Curved Space (diptych) , 100x110x90 cm, 201

Mahsa Karimizadeh, Curved Space, 60x84x60 cm, 2012

Mahsa Karimizadeh, Curved Space, 70x70x50 cm, 2012

Shaya Sharestani, Untitled, Fiberglass and Oil Paint, 200x200x20 cm, 2011

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