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Farhad Moshiri

 (born 1963)
Farhad Moshiri is active/lives in California / Iran, Islamic Republic of, France.  Farhad Moshiri is known for impasto pop art painting and sculpture.

Farhad Moshiri

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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About  Farhad Moshiri

Born:  1963 - Shiraz, Iran
Known for:  impasto pop art painting and sculpture