Shiva Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1975)
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Shiva Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1975)

Oil Barrel #12

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Shiva Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1975)
Oil Barrel #12
signed in Farsi
gloss paint on steel barrel
Height 34½in. (88cm.)
Executed in 2010
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Lot Essay

What intrigues Shiva Ahmadi most about the seemingly-delicate art of classical Persian miniature painting are the recurrent scenes of bloody battles- extreme violence depicted with exquisite refinement. Painted in jewel-like colours, her paintings follow closely the spirit of such works, which she exaggerates and distorts. Her Oil Barrel express these contradictions between violence, wealth and culture.

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