Yavuz Gallery Sydney is proud to present Seemingly Playful, a group exhibition featuring four Iranian artists that have never previously exhibited in Australia: Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Farrokh Mahdavi, Asal Peirovi and Hoda Zarbaf. With vastly different backgrounds and approaches, these four leading artists are united in their use of unconventional spatial composition, allegorical subject matter, domestic settings, and vibrant bursts of colour. The works build a caricature of contemporary life by depicting abstracted and surreal scenes from the everyday – a man shaving; a children's playground; architectural elements from a house; a woman's stockings. Through the exaggeration of small, quotidian details, personal truths are revealed that transcend cultural and geographic barriers. Seemingly Playful reveals fundamental human experiences of love, loss and longing.
Press release courtesy Yavuz Gallery.