Identity Crisis

Homa Arkani's fantastic paintings

by Nazy Kaviani
These images of young girls who have so thoroughly immersed in their fantastic world demonstrate the crisis of identity amongst the middle-class new generation of Iranian women. As one treads a path among these flamboyant features one easily identifies them as stereotypical adolescent city girl in today Iran. Vanity, overindulgence, artificiality, extravagance; these are the expressions which come up in a spectator’s mind in the first place. Homa Arkani has presented her familiar and, at the same time, awkward characters in both indoors and public places, creating a psychically-charged space to reveal the characteristics of this section of the society. In her painting exhibition Share Me, Arkani addresses the ways in which hybrid identities of the generation of female youth have been performed in Iranian urban life >>>

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Shazde Asdola Mirza

Very nice ... many thanks

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Omid Hast

بسیار لذت بُردم

Omid Hast

بسیار عالی بود

Ari Siletz

An artist to be reckoned with!

by Ari Siletz on

Though Arkani's critique of this Iranian subculture makes me bristle, her works are so powerful as to elicit great admiration for the artist.

Uneven discernment; insights go deeper where there is bitterness. However, if #12 is a self portrait I welcome her perspective in the context of the spirit in which it is offered.


Amazing suject to work on.


Amazing suject to work on. Love it, WELL DONE!


Energy, culture, original, fun, forward thinking, pop art......

by عموجان on

I am running out words.

These paintings say a lot about women's everdy life in Iran.(girls just wanna have fun) they are having too much fun, that's not fiar!

Great work.  

Esfand Aashena

Very nice!

by Esfand Aashena on

The first picture is my favorite!  These are really nice, I especially liked the first dozen pics a lot.  Are these oil paintings? 

Everything is sacred



by deev on

Uniquely fresh perspective, nicely executed.

Jahanshah Javid

Fantastic absurdity

by Jahanshah Javid on

What a wonderful artist. On top of my favorite list. Amazing representation of the absurd contradictions and identity issues facing Iranians.