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Aydin Matlabi

Blue Veil
From the series "Landscape, Revolution, People"

Artist

Aydin Matlabi
Born in Tehran in 1982

Title

Blue Veil
From the series "Landscape, Revolution, People"

Date

2009

Materials

Ink-jet print, 3/21

Dimensions

65.9 x 66.1 cm

Credits

Gift of the artist, inv. 2014.159

Collection

Graphic Arts

Aydin Matlabi was born in Tehran and grew up in Montreal. Between 2006 and 2009, he made several trips to Iran on a quest for his identity and discovered the social and political realities of this paradoxical country, which seemed at once familiar and foreign. Matlabi uses photography in two ways, as a medium of expression and as a tool for investigating the contemporary world. His Western education led him to take inspiration from the conventions of portrait photography and of nineteenth-century realist painting, in particular from Édouard Manet, whose example he followed in depicting
everyday life. In portraying the country’s individuals, landscapes and street scenes, he captured the humanity of a society stereotyped by Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

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