SONGS FOR MY FATHER, BOUQUETS FOR MY MOTHER | Amir H. Fallah | 2019 | press release
Baik Art is pleased to present ‘Songs for My Father, Bouquets for My Mother’ a collaborative mural project by 18th Street Art’s Centre and artist, Amir H. Fallah.
As the 2019 Baik Art Mural Grant recipient, Amir presents imagery that combines a wide array of references from American Popular culture, Baroque furniture, Traditional Iranian music and artifacts, and Dutch botanical painting. The image itself becomes a cultural hybrid which references the many disparate influences surrounding the artist during his upbringing within the American landscape.
AMIR H. FALLAH
Considering himself primarily a painter despite also working in sculpture, installation, and photography, Amir H. Fallah produces deeply personal figurative work steeped in childhood memories, formative experiences, and cultural legacies. He describes his range of subjects as including “punk rock, falling in love, the similarities between cacti and love, first kisses, Persian miniature painting, psychedelic imagery, skid row tents, Al-Qaida bunkers, collaboration, refugee camps, gardening, space…” Twelve years of graffiti art informs Fallah’s additive approach to painting and sculpting, which leads him to “put things on top of one another instead of forming objects or blending paint.”