Made from a soft material like wool, “the modern art portraits are delicate and vulnerable”, the artist explains, “resonating with my own precarious situation”. The use of wool also attests to the artist’s propensity for experimentation and I Lobo You loves when creators think outside, ready? Let’s take a closer look!
Salman Khoshroo, born 1983 in Iran, spent his childhood years in New York. After a few intermittent years in Iran, he went to study at the Australian National University, where he received his degree in Digital Art. He currently lives and works in Iran since 2004.
“We live in fragile times, and I feel the need to find new materials and the mind-set to reinvent my practice”about his preference for exquisite modern art.
Bridging abstraction and figuration, Khoshroo’s Wool Portraits are knotty yet fleshy, soft yet tense, hinting at conflicting emotions that viewers need to discern amid the convoluted handiwork. These ingrained modern art juxtapositions are amplified by the depiction of male figures with a material traditionally associated with feminine attributes, an intentional gesture that is part of Khoshroo’s personal contemporary design journey in re-interpreting the masculine condition. At the same time, the wool art portraits are also a direct response to the precarious times we are going through.
“Wool brings warmth and intimacy to these portraits, and plays with provoking the nurturing instinct”.states the modern artist.