Arghavan Khosravi & Manuel Mathieu: Frieze London 2022 | 7 Directors Introduce Their Booths

OCULA, October 5, 2022



Frieze returns to London from 12–16 October. Take an early look at some wonderful works appearing in the booths of Blindspot, Experimenter, Kavi Gupta, Lisson, OMR, Silverlens, and Victoria Miro.


Chanelle Lacy, Director at Kavi Gupta, Chicago


We'd love to spotlight the work of Arghavan Khosravi, an Iranian artist currently based in the U.S. In addition to the visually stunning aesthetic achievements evident in her multi-dimensional paintings, Arghavan is working with the core issues that are driving the current push for social reform in Iran. She's looking back at Persian art history and critiquing the powerful, intergenerational visual signifiers echoing through Iran's past that continue to affect attitudes towards women in Iranian culture today.


Manuel Mathieu, The Vision2022. Acrylic, chalk, charcoal, and masking tape, 68 x 72 in.


We'd also love to highlight the new paintings we're bringing by Manuel Mathieu, a Haitian-born artist based in Montreal. These paintings are so visually and materially impactful—viewers have a visceral reaction to their surfaces and to Manuel's sensual, painterly handling of his mediums. Manuel's deep personal connection to Haitian art history comes through in his visual language, which mutates between pure abstraction, naturalism, and a sense that everything is spirit.

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