Photographer and artist Niki M’nray, whose thought provoking, combinatorial works are a reflection of the duality of her upbringing between Iran and the United States—and of her gender identity—creates a contemporary, digital approach to collage by integrating photography with elemental and figurative images, graphics, Persian calligraphy and symbology.
With her evocative work, which meditates on Western misconceptions concerning modern Iranian society and culture, M'nray draws her inspiration from the history of Persia and Iran, the punk movement, anarchist philosophy, perceptions of beauty, propaganda and politics
Niki M’nray’s art is a considered, dichotomous reflection of her upbringing between the United States and Iran, the American misconceptions of Iranian society, and her journey with gender confirmation and the specter of transphobia.
Ward roberts is an independent conceptual artist who creates exquisitely composed photographs drawing on themes such as the effects of loneliness and isolation in the modern world.
The artist’s perspective is fresh and engaging, the sophisticated aesthetic are often contradicted by subtle unscripted moments. A soft drenched colour pallet is a common theme. There is an innate energy at the core of his work, one which is harnessed and marshaled into every detail in the composition. Roberts’ work is in many ways a rebuttal of the prevailing trend of urban, gritty style contemporary photography. There is a dichotomy at play in his fine art images which simultaneously recall the mastery of medium and calculated patience of remote academic painters, yet his subjects and presentation feel completely new and contemporary.