21-24 October 2021

Selected by Habib Farajaabadi

Portrait : Figuré et Défiguré is a series of commissioned portraits

where each of the seven selected artists represent their subjects in

a unique style and manner.

Throughout history, people have been represented through their

faces; where emotions and expressions are predominant.For this

exhibition, a group of outstanding, talented artists were selected to

create portraits each representing a subject of their own choice.

Whether the portrait is the farthest extent of abstraction, follows

an idealized artistic convention or the individual features of the

subject, its true value lies not in appearance but the ability to

portray the inner essence and significance of the subject; that

which constitutes true reality.

ARTISTS: Afarin Sajedi, Habib Farajabadi, Hiva Alizadeh, Maryam Ashkanian, Mojé Assefjah, Mojtaba Tabatabaie and Ramtin Zad