Paintings

Tehran

Shahrokh’s latest collection of artistic inquiries, Tehran, is a psychological tour de force crafted to shed light upon the tempestuous emotional life of a culture prevented from expressing its natural inclinations.

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Five Days in December

Five Days in December, a new collection of paintings by Manchetser-based Iranian born artist Shahrokh Nael, documents a journey across a border. Not simply a metaphorical border, but a literal one, and one which would come to define his selfhood and art practice forever.

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Random Projections

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Publishing Date: August 2022

Nine Portraits - 3.30am Studies

Inspired by the work of the avant-garde expressionist greats, Shahrokh Nael unveils nine of his most challenging and provocative paintings. Each of these self-portraits was realised at 3.30am, sitting within the darkest depths of the night - at the midpoint of the juncture traditionally identified in folklore as ‘the witching hour’ - to solidify the ghosts of his subconscious mind.
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