The emotion-filled compositions of Shahryar are dynamic
representations of influences that have rarely been brought
together before in a body of work. He expertly blends his
Iranian heritage with his strong sense of sexuality by relying
on his culture’s appreciation for poetry and color.
At first glance, the resulting artwork is startling and perhaps
shocking, but after longer observation the compositions’
nuances resolve the initial perceptions of conflict and the
viewer develops a deeper sense of meaning by closely studying
the pieces that read like books.
For Shahryar, the use of vivid colors is the key to expressing
himself and his compositions glow with electric blues, reds
and yellows. Adding to the richness of the works are strong
symbols and heavy imagery as well as excerpts of poems written
by Shahryar in his native tongue and great Persian poets such
as Omar Khayyam.
He creates his compositions in a classical style through
a complex manipulation of photos combined with original digital