We are proud to present a mural by a dear friend of ours who also happens to be a brilliant artist.
Come by the store and check out the two pieces in person.
Title: MURAL OF POWER & DIVERSITY
Taravat Talepasand was born 1979 of Iranian parents in Eugene, Oregon. She retained close family and artistic ties to Iran, Esfehan, where she was trained in the challenging discipline of Persian miniature painting. Paying close attention to the cultural taboos identified by distinctly different social groups, particularly those of gender, race and socioeconomic position, her work reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our “modern” society.
Talepasand’s works on paper and egg tempera paintings draw on realism to bring a focus on an acceptable beauty and its relationship with art history under the guise of traditional Persian painting. Her interest, however, is in painting a present which is of and intrinsically linked to the past, making it easily understood by the Iranian and inductive of assumption for the Westerner. “ Since I myself am considered a taboo in that I am a conglomerate of equal, yet irreconcilable cultural forces, my work challenges plebeian notions of acceptable behavior,” says the artist.
She holds an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and was the recipient of a Richard C. Diebenkorn Fellowship in 2010.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco; Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA; and the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.