Akram Esmaeli


I’ve been painting portraits of my family and friends since i was 14, but I’ve got behind because of marriage and it’s circumstances. I really tried everything to find something that fills the whole so I started to write stories...but it wasn’t enough... at last about 5 years ago I took a pen and started painting again and It became a subject to talk about... this was the way that my paintings became my stories... stories and individuals who had mutual issues to talk about, woman... and rights that I didn’t have for many years, about working kids, the poor and workers and of course harassment of women in my country. These stories are facts about the country that I live in.

The paintings are mostly painted with acrylic and markers on a simple sheet.