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“The images I use in my work date to the '30s, '40s and '50s; a period following the banishment of the veil in Iran. By applying mirrors to the surface, I create a marked though incomplete presence of the viewers within the framework of my composition. I thus make a direct connection between the subjects in the past and the viewers in the present., looking into a past, or perhaps like I, satisfying their voyeuristic urge to enter the lives and memories of generations gone by.” -Samira Alikhanzadeh.
"Family Album" (2011), is a major digital print, acrylic and mirror on board work in two parts by internationally acclaimed Iranian female artist Samira Alikhanzadeh (Iran, b. 1967). The artist is internationally acclaimed for her unique manner of exploring the crossover between identity and art, and is particularly interested in incorporating images of objects from the past into her works. "Family Album" is one of her largest and most sublime works to date, is edition 1 of 3, measures a total of 118.11 x 118.11 inches (300 x 300 cm) unframed and is in excellent condition.

Samira Alikhanzadeh was born in Tehran in 1967. She studied painting at Azad University, receiving her BA in 1996 and her MA in 1998. Alikhanzadeh is famous for her unique use of vintage photographs, mirror fragments and acrylic paint laid on multiple panels here to create a haunting and surreal figurative work that symbolizes her desire not only to explore the past as an autonomous subject, but to use the past to experience the present differently. She has been participating in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, UAE, Kuwait, U.K, the U.A, and Iran internationally since 1995, and her work is in the collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

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  • The Artist. Present Collection, UAE.
  • Pickup Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Shipping Dimensions: 118.11 x 118.11 in. (300 x 300 cm.)
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