Well-known Iranian artist Ahmad Ameen Nazar’s paintings are usually inspired by heroes and demons from Persian mythology or the dramatic stories of kings and warriors of the Qajar dynasty. But his latest body of work, titled “Salto”, is quite different. It is a series of large drawings on paper depicting wrestlers grappling with each other. The artist has used ink and diluted acrylic paints to impart a sepia tone to the drawings, which have the look and feel of renaissance-style figurative studies.
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