Untitled, 2009

Shohreh Mehran
School Girls, 2009
Oil on canvas
100 x 150 cm
Image courtesy of the Artist


An increasingly established painter in the Iranian scene, Shohreh Mehran’s practice subverts representation and seeing. In this School Girls series, she depicts with photo-realistic exactitude, subjects that are deliberately and persistently avoiding to be captured in a frame.

'Mehran’s subjects are either veiling themselves behind the ideology of representation, or veiling themselves altogether, avoiding representation,and presenting this avoidance as a subject for representation.

Mehran is a photorealist painter only in a strict or skewed sense: her work does not simply represent a reality,it represents a reality in the act of escaping representation.' Mani Haghighi

April 2011

This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 10

Artwork Images

School Girls

Shohreh Mehran

Oil on canvas
175 x 262 cm
Image courtesy of the Artist

School Girls  Image