Sayeh Sarfaraz was born in Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran. she graduated from l’école supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France), and she is now pursuing different artistic projects in Montreal.
Sarfaraz’s creative world draws its inspiration from the political events relating to her home country’s government. The constant anxiety of conflict, censorship, and the repression of the people of Iran is relayed in the naive language of a plastic toy collection and drawings. Relating directly to her wandering and exile, the figurines, haphazardly staged along childlike patterns, experience dramatic situations such as violent struggles, bombardments, jailings. This distortion between play and politics highlights the injustice of the manipulation of the weak, the gulf between great powers, and a people’s struggle for freedom. Transfering power, the artist becomes the mistress of her own world as an outlet where her thoughts can freely unfold. (Taken from Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran website).