As a child I was told many fairytales of beautiful princesses and brave heroes. They faced life's challenges and always emerged happy and victorious. I believed in fairytales. My chosen icons lived expectantly, hoping, wishing, dreaming. They were loved, admired and fulfilled many of their hopes and dreams. But what happened to them in the end? Did these fairytale icons really live happily ever after? And if not, what chance do we have of a fairytale ending?
Afsoon is an Iranian born, London based artist. Occident and Orient coexist in her works which are multi layered and often combine text with images, using various media such as linocuts, photography, collage and etching. The results are rich and playful tableaux. She returns emotionally to her motherland via her work, which results from painstaking research into her chosen subject matter. Her works have been extensively exhibited and are found in prominent collections and in museums including The British Museum and Berger collection, among others. See more of her work at www.afsoon.co.uk