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Sunday, July 15, 2012

XVA Gallery hosted a solo exhibition by Iranian artist Morteza Zahedi ‘Toy Story’. The new body of work comprises a large number of pieces created in a variety of medium – works on paper, bronzes and installation; including neon and found objects.
Asked if ‘True Story’ has a political “story” or statement behind it, Morteza told Al Maha “it is far away from politics, it is personal… Too personal & deep!”.

Walking by artworks, you feel it’s a journey of different characteristics, moods expressed in complex tiny pieces of toys. Now I know toys are suppose to bring back child-within but in Morteza works it is different. It’s a complicated universe of million types of people and personalities, composed all together to create life, experiences and memories some are good and others are bad… Morteza’s toys looks within us not the other way around, bringing our current personas not the ones that held and played with ‘toys’!

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