Shirana Shahbazi

Shirana Shahbazi, born in 1974 in Tehran, lives and works in Zurich. Her photographs, taken outdoors as well as in the studio, constantly oscillate between the natural and the artificial. Those on display here maintain a critical relationship with the genres still in force in art history, which seek to categorise images. Thus, Shahbazi’s works present still lifes, a portrait and a landscape – but without entirely matching any of these classifications. The hieratic character of these photographs echoes Pirosmani’s paintings and their way of establishing a frontal and direct relationship with the viewer.