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East Central Gallery to Present an Exhibition by Iranian Artists

Azari & Karimi - "Coffee House", 2009 - Video painting. LTMH Gallery / © Concept: Shoja Azari -  Still from a video installation, detail. Courtesy: East Central Gallery, London

LONDON.- East Central Gallery will present an
exhibition curated by Nour Wali of collaborative works by Iranian artists Shoja
Azari and Shahram Karimi, showcasing for the first time in a London gallery
their revolutionary artistic approach, which intertwines the media of painting
and video.
Five artworks from the “Oil Series” will surround viewers,
re-creating a cinematic experience through the canvases’ glow of mesmerising
colours. Referring to the first Gulf War, and presented in the darkened
subterranean floor of East Central, the “Oil Series” depicts scenes of deserts
aflame, with fires scorching the skies, smoke bellowing in the wind, a soldier
disappearing into misty horizons and tanks reining over ashen land.