in some nations like the middle east people are not allowed to express their feelings and thoughts. In this painting I tried to show this situation (Opposition to Freedom of Expression) and the after of someone expressing their feelings and thoughts when they were not allowed to express their selves and what happened to them. The drawer which has opened in the Forehead of the man shows him expressing his thoughts which he is not allowed to express them. And in the bottom left hand side there is a Corridor which is the heart of the man and since he can't express his feelings he if fighting with his thoughts inside his heart. In this Corridor which is like prison the government is the Prison guard to keep peoples Freedom of speech. On the right hand side there is two people which are Iranians myth in persian in a book called Shahnameh which a father ( Rostam ) kills his own son in war without knowing that he was his son (Sohrab) which at the end of Sohrab's last words Rostam realizes that Sohrab was his own son . In this part the meaning of this is that people kill their own thoughts and feelings so they won't be killed. The other people in the painting are a sign of different social classes which without knowing the social problems carry on living.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
100cm x 100cm
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