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Meet Multimedia Artist Pouya Afshar


Pouya Afshar: Displaced I, 2018. Soft pastel on paper, 33 x 65.5 in (Collection of Mehrdad Ariani. Courtesy of the artist and ADVOCARTSY)

POUYA AFSHAR: I still don’t think of myself as an “artist.” For me, art is a tool to use to be a better person. To be more productive in society. Can my title be “a wanna-be a good citizen,” instead of artist?

Easing life.

Soccer player. Soccer Player. Soccer player.

Pouya Afshar: Isolated and Displaced III, 2020. Digital painting on acetate and charcoal on paper, 18 x 25 in (Courtesy of the artist and ADVOCARTSY)

Yes. Went to CalArts and then UCLA. CalArts was a particularly great experience. Coming to the U.S from a rigid, outdated, non-relevant educational system in Iran, the experience at CalArts was mind boggling. Got to know many fantastic people there.

Pouya Afshar: Ellis V, 2020. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in (Courtesy of the artist and ADVOCARTSY.)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Folk Kurdish Tanbour.

Pouya Afshar: The Charm of the Unfamiliar, installation view, 2021 (Courtesy of Craft Contemporary. Photo: Josh Schaedel)

Pouya Afshar: The Charm of the Unfamiliar, installation view, 2021 (Courtesy of Craft Contemporary. Photo: Josh Schaedel)





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