'I'll Huff and I'll Puff'
07 Mar 2010 18:54
Ramin Haerizadeh's exhibition "I'll Huff and I'll Puff" on Sunday March 14 in Dubai features new collages that stage an assault on the imagery he has grown up with in post-Revolution Iran. With humor and an anarchic will to subvert his own image, Ramin's bearded face, wrapped in a black chador, appears in these theatrical canvases blowing faux-kisses to a deposed monarchy and shouting in pent up frustration. At their center, these humorous yet penetrating new works tear apart appearances and reconstruct them to reveal the truer, disturbing shape that lies beneath. As the artist himself quotes "history is written by the winners." -- Isabelle van den Eynde