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Visual artist Afshin Naghouni: ‘I’m sick and tired of self-obsessed art’



Afshin Naghouni in his studio. Photograph by Maryam Eisler
Born in Iran, visual artist Afshin Naghouni immigrated to London in his mid-twenties where he began to establish a reputation for his imaginative and dynamic artworks that blur the lines between figurative and abstract. Ahead of his upcoming exhibition in January 2021, LUX contributing editor Maryam Eisler visits and photographs the artist in his London studio
Maryam Eisler: So right now, I?m looking at your self-portrait. It?s complex…

Afshin Naghouni: When you do a self-portrait, or any focus on configuration, you tend to go towards the physical features, making sure that it looks like it should do. The moment you go towards abstraction, it becomes about focusing on other things rather than the obvious. A lot of it is conscious or self-conscious. I think a self-portrait needs to be more accurate than straightforward representation. Follow LUX on Instagram: luxthemagazine
Maryam Eisler: Yes, I see very few cues about you in the physical sense. Is it difficult to define oneself"

Afshin Naghouni: It is if you think about it; I don?t think about it much. When I was doing it I just thought: this is me painting my inner being. I just splattered myself all over the canvas trying to think about what I am and most importantly what I am not!
Maryam Eisler: Yes, it looks like you splattered your guts! Talk to me about the reality of the last five months for you; this period of confinement and self-isolation. How...
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