The drawings of Tehran-born artist Azita Moradkhani offer intersecting cultures and experiences, as framed inside intimate apparel. The scenes within are pulled from a range of sources: photojournalism, fine art photography, and personal iconography. The artist is currently a resident at the McColl Center in Charlotte, N.C.
“Moradkhani’s colored pencil drawings of intimate lingerie explore connected narratives of pain and pleasure through repeated abstract patterns and images based on photojournalism, art photography, and iconography,” a statement says. “She uses an aesthetic of pleasure to attract the viewer’s attention. Yet upon closer inspection, through the layers of colored pencil, past the details of lace and filigree, disruptive iconography becomes apparent, narrating inherited histories of nation and belief.”
See more on the artist’s site.