Farhad Moshiri (artist)
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2012)|
Moshiri studied fine arts at CalArts in Pasadena, California, in the 1980s, where he first started experimenting with installations, video art and painting, before moving back to Tehran in 1991. He subsequently became well known for his ironic interpretations of hybrids between traditional Iranian forms and those of the consumerist and globalized popular culture widespread in his country.
His painted jars, which form a trademark of his production, look like three dimensional objects, bursting with popular foods, drinks and desserts, with popular scripts elegantly written on their body.
Other significant works include Stereo Surround Sofa (2004), Silver Portrait on Red (2004), Diamond Brain (2004-5), and A Dream in Tehran (2007).
- Michele Robecchi, Farhad Moshiri, Perrotin Editions, Paris, 2012.
- Oliver Wick and Jerome Sans, Farhad Moshiri, The Third Line, Janssen, Perrotin Editions and Ropac, 2010.