Iran based Nafir has become a friend. Finally we managed to find some days together. And what a blast to have him in our house and see him work out a mega piece outside our house. The result became a 17 meters piece on the question of Hijab. For some a Freedom fight for other a cloth of honor. It depends in what direction you read:
When I talk with the iranian artist I see someone eager to build a good society. Not only in his city of Téhéran and in his beautiful Iran, but also the world. He is not afraid to critisize the western world and their responsibility in the syrian crises, and he continue to point out how his own society can developpe in a meaningful way!
Him self say that his around 500 piece of art in his capital are as soon as possible painted over or removed. With danger of his own life he continues to give the population a uncensored view on the daily life of the city.
In Stavanger, Norway there is at least one street art work by Nafir. Today I came over one of his work in an art shop in town! Its impressive knowing that 500 of his works back home has been painted over. The Tehran based artist is risking more than many other illigal artist, but is still continu to bless the world with his art. Wow! Recently he has focused on the consequences of the Syrian war. That is PurposeStreetArt!
Today I came over nr. 1 of limited serie of 4 works. In his facebook page he publish this before sending it out of Iran: