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Bahar Behbahani Art - Miscalculators Series Paintings
Miscalculators Series

Reminiscence, Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 80 inches Revision, Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 80 inches Biographies, Mixed media on canvas Biographies, Mixed media on canvas
The paintings in the Miscalculators series are multi-dimensional encapsulations of personal and cultural perceptions and realities of Iranian identity.

The surfaces of each piece are adorned with essentialized elements of Persian beauty and spirituality: gardens, poetry, carpets and mystic symbols. Beneath the silk screens lie images of another Iranian society: dynasties, dictators, murders and dehumanization.

The pieces hold an uncertain time continuum, with memories stored in the back of the mind, informing and bleeding through to the present. The directionality of these pieces is unclear: Is the present stained by history or is the past distorted by the gaze of the present moment?

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