About the Work
Using the visual vocabulary of Persian miniature painting, South Asian truck ornamentation, and digital glitch imagery, Iman Raad creates both intimate and large-scale work that addresses humankind's anxieties about existence by staging scenes that feature disturbances in reality. In his Still Lives series, Raad creates ruptures in space / time using a two-fold strategy; by depicting gravitational impossibilities but also by using traditional materials and subject matter – egg-tempera and iconography borrowed from Persian miniatures, respectively – to render the hyper-contemporary language of digital glitches found in stalled internet browsers or retouching software. Raad's subjects are inanimate but anthropomorphic; decorative objects previously relegated to passive kitsch flicker to life with vibrant agency. By inverting the art historical narrative of ornament as a subordinate feature, Raad creates freedom to explore the subjectivity of being.
Iman Raad mounted a solo exhibition at Sargent's Daughters (New York) earlier this year, which was mentioned in The New York Times, Artnet, Vogue, Vice, and Timeout New York. His previous solo exhibition A Show of Forty Drawings or So was held at Dastan Gallery (Tehran). He was recently included in a group show at New Release (New York) and was nominated for the Jameel Prize organized by V&A Museum (London), as well as for the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship. Born in Mashad, Iran, Raad received his MFA from Yale University this year. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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