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Jason Noushin
Bahman

2017

About

"Bahman" by Jason Noushin is exemplary of the Anglo-Iranian's approach to his artwork, including his study of this particular female figure, the use of collage and the bridging of Iranian and Western cultures. The painting features the silhouette of a seated woman at its center and main focal point. This female figure appears in many of the artist's works, based on a woman he saw in a painting that has captured his attention ever since. This is one of Noushin's bolder mixed media works, with collaged cigarette boxed filling the outlines of the figure's torso and legs. The bright reds and bold text on the collaged boxes command the attention of the viewer, and contrast with the surrounding calligraphy. The artist often uses Persian calligraphy in his paintings, writing out transliterations of english poems, words or stories. The calligraphy is a translation of sound rather than words, forming a sort of code from two different cultures. In this particular piece, the writing contains strong anti-smoking messages.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 48 in. x W 48 in.

    H 121.92 cm x W 121.92 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU1682535043

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