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Send me a Postcard: France, Pyrenees,

Watercolour and paper collage on Arches artist paper 31.0 × 23.0 cm

‘Send me a Postcard’ is a series of works commissioned by ITERARTE that showcases Afsoon’s travels around the world through a series of collages. Bearing a subtitle of ‘Post Restante’, these collages are inspired by the places Afsoon travelled to as a young girl, reminiscing on the times when she would send postcards from those countries to her friends and family who stayed back home in Iran. This collaged postcard presents distinct features of the Pyrenees in France taken from old postcards, vintage paper pieces and Afsoon’s own family photos.


About the Artist

Afsoon (b.1961, Tehran) is an Iranian artist with a life story spanning Iran, California, and London, where she has been based since 1988. Her art beautifully blends eastern and western influences through a combination of text, images, linocuts, and photography to produce acutely multicultural works. With a deeply personal yet universally applicable approach, Afsoon’s art engages audiences with its layers of interpretation, balancing humour, playfulness, and sophistication.

For the launch of ITERARTE, Afsoon was commissioned to create Send Me a Postcard, an evocative series which bring together vintage paper cut-outs and family photos from countries she has visited. She has shown extensively worldwide, with notable exhibitions at Shirin Gallery, New York and Asia House, London. Her work is held in renowned collections including the British Museum and LACMA.

Read more about her in a feature in our magazine: Around the World with Afsoon:  Cross-cultural Travels and Intricate Collages

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