Farhad Moshiri is active/lives in California / Iran, Islamic Republic of. Farhad Moshiri is known for impasto pop art painting and sculpture.
In his Candy Store series, Farhad Moshiri applies brightly coloured
"pies" of acrylic, extruded through an icing sugar tube, to highly
kitsch paintings on canvas, giving the works an almost edible
appearance. Here the image of a fashionable girl in a headscarf
speaking intently into her mobile phone is constructed entirely of
these multi-coloured almost fluorescent "pies". Superimposed as
it is upon an underlying painted multi-tiered cake executed in a
polished, cartoon-like way, the dual imagery provides an impression of
that which is sugar-coated, artificial and saccarhine to the extreme.
Moshiri makes sense of this juxtaposition by judicious use of material
and theme- that of which the girl is made resembChristie's Auction House
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