Born in Mashhad, Javad Modaresi’s mixed-media depictions of Tehran’s facades are an insight to what life is today in the artist’s native country. His realistic portraitures of the city focus on a particular building or neighbourhood, sometimes including characters with troubled faces. Purposely avoiding lush greenery and dazzling sights of mountains surrounding the capital, Modaresi concentrates on soiled walls, shattered windows, and torn curtains >>>  (Ayyam Gallery)

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