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
This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 10
Oil on canvas
175 x 262 cm
Image courtesy of the Artist