A person who has a strong memory can hardly narrate events. Every narrative necessitates forgetting the details and distancing oneself from the original memory. A narrative takes over the event and recounts it in such a way that serves the narrative, transforming it into a general schema, but imbued with more meaning than what was experienced in reality.
- Moslem Khezri
Moslem Khezri (b. 1984, Iran) holds an MA in painting from Tarbiat Modares University Tehran. He has had several solo and group shows at home and abroad and his works have been the subject of growing attention beyond his home country. Moslem's work has so far been presented by SARAI Gallery (SARADIPOUR) at ArtDubai 2020-21, The Armory Show 2021, NY (where the gallery won the Presents Booth Prize of the year), Asia Now 2021, Paris, and ART BUSAN 2022, Busan, South Korea. Moslem Khezri's work is now part of the Dubai Collection.
Moslem Khezri is a southern figurative artist who often explores the interaction between the human body and space. His recent series, "We keep reviewing" is the outcome of his painterly explorations since 2016 of the Iranian all-boys educational environment, with pale, winter light playing a key role almost like a central character in each scene. Beyond mere perfection in mimesis, Moslem aims to encapsulate the inner truth hidden within otherwise mundane moments, and his images ultimately transcend time and location to become visual playfields for figures to interact with and transform their spaces. Khezri is currently focusing on immigration and immigrants, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common both in his home country and around the world.