Afrouz Shirine

Tehran, Iran

Cartoonist, sculptor, photographer

Borne in Tehran- Iran in 1954, I always had a critical view towards the society. Some of my caricatures been published in magazines in Tehran when I was still adolescence. I have continued my studies in industrial management and worked fourteen years in private enterprises, especially oil companies. I have left my job for artistic activities since 1984. Travelled and lived in more than twenty countries since the age of eighteen, I found peoples very similar with superficial differences. My principal passion is sculpture but I do painting, drawing, photography, calligraphy and caricature. Some of my works can be seen on my websitewww.shirineafrouz.com. I prevent commercial circles of art and all my works go to public places. I have translated and illustrated some 30 tales issue of Persian literature in 2005. I have also written a book about Alberto Sordi, great Italian actor which will be published in near future. A monument with a 230cm bronze statue which pays tribute to the people living with difficulties in mountainous areas in St. Germain de Calberte, the statue of ‘Silent Cry’ for Amnesty International, ‘World Dialogue’ in the city of’ Pont de Monvert’ (south of France) which won the first grade prize at the occasion of passage to year 2000, another bronze of ‘World Dialogue’ presented to the ex -General Secretary of United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, are amongst my works for public places. My statue, ‘Reader of the Book’ has the approval of the Mayor of 15th arrondissement of Paris and its installation is under study by the Art Committee of Paris Town Hall. The caricature that I propose for Gagarin Smile shows the debris left by different satellites round the planet earth!
2011


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