Red is My Name, Green is My Name (Karee) 2008
Parastou Forouhar draws on the tradition of Persian ornament to create complex digital drawings whose intricate patterns reveal sinister narratives of violence and oppression. Faceless bodies entangled with instruments of torture or confinement, are camouflaged within the seductive labyrinthine ornamentation. The work is a metaphor for structural violence, and has its’ roots in the politically motivated murder of the artist’s parents Dariush and Parwaneh Forouhar in Iran in 1998.
Foto: Attila Urban