Sia Aryai

Sia Aryai explores female beauty through the filter of his own childhood in repressive Tehran, Iran, where as a boy he sketched female figures from contraband magazines. In his series
Aryai portrays empty gazes and whitened faces of women. Aryai seeks to reduce the effects of cultural dictates about beauty and to highlight the essential, timeless qualities of his subjects. Aryai’s portraits reflect a perspective about beauty that was formed by the restrictive circumstances of his youth and that ...

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