Mahmoud Bakhshi

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Mahmoud Bakhshi deals with a visual aesthetic that developed in Iran in the aftermath of the Revolution of 1979. He reflects on the recent history of Iran through a recontextualisation of the official symbolism of the propaganda art, and uses deeper historical and traditional formal references to ground this recent history within the larger context of what forms his national identity.  Bakhshi’s work weaves complex and often poetic connections between the historical, political and religious dissonances that structure the cultural life of his home country.