Morteza Khakshoor

Morteza Khakshoor’s narrative paintings are rooted in art history while also referencing the politics and history of Iran, where he was born. The artist’s work draws influence from renaissance masters, especially Mantegna and Masaccio, for their handling of form and their sympathetic figures. Khakshoor’s work explores the dignity of his subjects—especially those who suffer for their opposition to brutal and oppressive forces.