'Numb' by Nafir, 2021
Print edition from the artist's project bringing attention to Violence against Women.
23.6 x 18.9 Inches
Giclée print on 300gsm fine art paper based on the artist original on rug.
Limited Edition of only 12 (#4/12)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Includes original publisher COA.
ABOUT THE ART/ARTIST BIO
Nafir is a self-taught iranian artist born in Tehran whose works are influenced by traditional iranian art and culture. As he call him self vandal street artist his art focus on social problems of Iran and whole world. Nafir start tagging in 2008 on crowded walls of Iran to fight with censorship political and social problems.
He found his moniker in an old school book of Molavi (Rumi) poetry, which literally translates as ‘scream’.
His work often references traditional Iranian art such as eslimi and carpet weaving - combining two things that should not be together: one which is accepted and revered; the other forbidden.
In Iran, where Street Art is strictly illegal, Nafir is compelled to paint quickly and make strong statements about social and political problems in his country. Preparing and cutting stencils in his studio, he has mastered the skill of putting up his work in a matter of seconds. When painting abroad and with permission however, his artwork tends to be much more personal and expressive.
His paintings can be found around the world in Iran, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Italy, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Turkey, India and Georgia.
Nafir lives and works in Tehran, Iran.
First time in Italy with Memorie Urbane on 2015 and 2016 paint in Gaeta, Cassino, SS Cosma Damiano, Fondi and Valmontone, and first italian show with Khamoosh and FRZ titled 'Made in Iran' at Street Art Place on 2016. Back in 2021 for walls made for the project 25Novembre.org and for the first italian solo show in Formia at Davide Rossillo Contemporary.