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Elmira Shokr Pour  Tehran, Iran

'I am female face mask'
Oil on canvas
'I am female face mask'
Oil on canvas

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About Elmira Shokr

Elmira Shokr Pour is a painter based in Tehran, Iran.

Elmira explains her paintings by saying, “The subject of my paintings relates to my childhood memories, my female identity, and the role of women in Iranian society. When I draw, I try to truly understand not only myself, but also womankind in general. Come to think of it, I’ve been focusing on women and their daily lives for most of my artistic career. Women are the source of life, and an enigma of nature; I find them to be mysterious, extraordinary, and phenomenal, and it’s no wonder why they were so often celebrated in Iranian mythology.”

She continues, “My paintings are somewhat surreal, and are not restricted to time or space; vast, blue plains, deep oceans, and barren forests are the only environs I depict. In these works, colour, shadow, and rhythm combine to present a story about our dualistic and eternal inner world, bringing to the surface the feelings and thoughts behind the ‘masks’ we wear.”

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5 comments from the artist

"thanks dear Joan Marina :))Regards, El...."

"thank u James for compliment, I love blue and in my paintings all blue colors have meanings."

"Thanks Artistaday for adding my art in your fabulous website"

"Thank you.dear Marzena Ciszak, for your thoughtful comments on my work."

"Thank you all for your lovely compliments ,, Thank you for sharing ,visiting and for your kind comments.... Best wishes.!!!Have a nice time"

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"Loved your works, All the best Elmira !!"

"Makes me connect to my feminine side. You are extremely talented. Good luck!"

"very talented, high technique confident lines. very good . thanks for posting her work"

"This picture paints a thousand words! Welldone!"


"beautiful colors, very unique, love it !"

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