• Bound by Cord, the Women of Arghavan Khosravi's Paintings Exemplify the Borderless Fight for Equality

    1 month ago - By Colossal

    “The Miraj (2),” acrylic on canvas, wood panels, elastic cord, 120 x 80 x 6 centimeters. All images © Arghavan Khosravi, shared with permission
    Through layered, mixed-media paintings, Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi alludes to the multivalent effects of losing freedom and human rights. Elastic cord binds her protagonists to their own limbs or surroundings, their individual characteristics partially concealed or fragmented as a result of restriction. Her subjects are often women who are confined to domestic spaces, hidden behind painted wooden panels, or physically tied to a situation or...
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