WOMEN BY AFARIN SAJEDI

by Ariadna Zierold

AFARIN SAJEDI, painting, women, portrait, portraiture, faces, surreal, texture, vivid, woman, iran, upper playground

Afarin Sajedi is an Iranian artist that creates soul baring close-ups that make you feel like your spirit has just been scolded.  Afarin is not trying to be a feminist hero or a champion for the Third World.  She is just trying to scope, capture and give a glimpse of the hidden and very often unseen turmoil buried within all of us.

AFARIN SAJEDI, painting, women, portrait, portraiture, faces, surreal, texture, vivid, woman, iran, upper playground

The use of  small brushstrokes make her paintings that much more lively – the texture encourages the idea of naturalism and un-edited beauty and the color is so vibrant and detailed, like you can see every pore, shadow, freckle, and blemish that exists. Her paintings are huge, so you can see every detail up close too, even better.

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Something for Americans to see to realize that Iranians are real people that don’t need to be bombed

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Actually, this may do a disservice. This is going to make Tehranians look like New Yorkers or San Franciscians, or even Angelenos, because nice architecture and coffee is a Mississippi family’s worst nightmare. Then you have Arch Daily writing of M Coffee in Tehran, “The spatial concept was to present a significant solid mass that connects the entrance of the hall to the serving counter and also illustrates the roof and the walls as a continuous element. This solid mass provides the essential light of the area indirectly and eliminates any sharp and disturbing type of light. The form was generated through morphing two curves over each other that creates variety of different perspective views and diverse experiences in each spot.”

Well shit, we guess they are cool and pretentious, too in some respects. Love like a bomb.

More images at Selectism.

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Pretty sure this man does not a give a f@*!

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If you are President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and you come to NYC, about a stones throw from the site of the 9/11 plane smash into the WTO, and you call out the USA in front of the United Nations for “orchestrating” the whole thing to save Israel,  you officially do not give a fuck if you start a war. He basically just dared the US and its allies to drop some bombs on Tehran. Not pretty. For anyone. Wonder where he ate in Manhattan last night?

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Take the New Yorker’s Ahmadinejad Quiz!!

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What do you really know about Iranian President and could-be-Banana-Republic shopper, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? He is a leader of an Axis of Evil power? Sure. He likes riling up Obama/USA/Europe with fun antics? Yes he does. He has a gentle smile? Sure does.

One, very cool that the New Yorker interviewed Ahmadinejad this week in their magazine. But just to have a little entertainment to the conversation, the New Yorker has set up a Quiz on the Iranian President for you to take.

See how well you do. We got 7 out of 11.

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According to spies and those types, Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Iran

According to spies and those types, Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Iran” posted from: The Citrus Report | Art, Culture, News, Graffiti, Music, Street Art, Clothing, Politics, Reviews

To keep things light, let’s talk about Osama bin Laden and his top aides. DebkaFile, a website on politics, espionage, and terrorism goodies and insight, Osama is hiding in Sabzevar, Iran, just, you know, planning shit and hoping to get a Canon 5D to shoot better quality “talks” to release out to the world as total bullshit. You know, what “most wanted men” like to do.

By the way, how boring is this guy? What has he done recently? Kill people who share his religion (presumably he plans some of those attacks)? Oh, gee, that is effective you big dummy. Zeitgeist says you didn’t even plan 9/11. So what the hell do you do? We think, deep down, he just wants a really nice Weber to have BBQs with his aides. Seriously, do you see any women around this guy? No, its like dude-central. He is bored.

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