1958 · Iran
Shoja Azari is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Iran, like other well-known artists such as Parastou Forouhar, Yassi Mazandi, Behjat Sadr, Nazanin Pouyandeh, and Arya Tabandehpoor. Shoja Azari was born in 1958.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Shoja Azari's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like Italy, the United States, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Shoja Azari's work include Noire Gallery in Italy, Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States, as well as Philipp von Rosen Galerie in Germany. Shoja Azari's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition VERDURE at Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States. The exhibition was open from 13 September 2018 until 10 November 2018.
Further Biographical Context for Shoja Azari
Shoja Azari was born in 1958 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.