Divaneh, 2018
       
     
 Div With Blue Lips, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div And Masks, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div With Flowers, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div With Purple Horns, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div with Blue Horn, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div In the Garden, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div Carries a Div, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     
 Div, Arrested, 2016, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”
       
     
 Two Lovers, 2014, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”
       
     
Divaneh, 2018
       
     
Divaneh, 2018

All of the works in this collection are mixed media on mostly 12”x16” wood panel or canvas, using wall paper patterns as a background or the “div” body art. Divaneh means crazy in Farsi. It also refers to dives the ancient gods of Indo-Iranian culture who have been banned and later demonized by the religious institutions. In my show, I usually portrait two of these divs: Pari Div Jahi, a female sexual creature, and Varun, a male homosexual one.

Dive Head, 2014, acrylic on wood panel, 12”x12”

 Div With Blue Lips, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div With Blue Lips, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div And Masks, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div And Masks, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div With Flowers, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div With Flowers, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div With Purple Horns, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div With Purple Horns, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div with Blue Horn, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div with Blue Horn, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div In the Garden, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div In the Garden, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div Carries a Div, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”
       
     

Div Carries a Div, 2018, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x16”

 Div, Arrested, 2016, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”
       
     

Div, Arrested, 2016, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”

 Two Lovers, 2014, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”
       
     

Two Lovers, 2014, mixed media on wood panel, 12”x12”