Shirana Shahbazi. [Composition-40-2011]. 2011

Shirana Shahbazi



Chromogenic color print
82 11/16 x 66 1/8" (210 x 168 cm)
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
© 2018 Shirana Shahbazi
This work is on view on Floor 5, in a Collection Gallery, with 13 other works online.
Shirana Shahbazi has 7 works  online.
There are 15,314 photographs online.

Shahbazi makes photographs in classic genres like portraiture, still life, and landscape. Alternating between abstraction and representation, her vividly colored pictures are made in the crisp style of commercial studio photography without the aid of digital tools. She achieves her abstract compositions by photographing geometric volumes and pedestals whose sides are painted various colors, making multiple exposures of the same set of elements and turning them between exposures to create an interplay between surface and depth.

Gallery label from 2017

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