• Shirazeh Houshiary

    Galleria Minini

    These pieces by Shirazeh Houshiary, a young Iranian artist who works in London, are presented as “sculpture” in the traditional sense of the term. They tend toward closure, toward a formal autonomy independent of their surroundings; their direction is one of concentration rather than expansion. In their self-satisfaction they favor rounded, curved, full forms, with some schematic anthropomorphic references whose drama is smoothly resolved. The discourse on material is decidedly more interesting than that on structure. Houshiary works with an impasto mixture of mud and straw which enlivens his

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