Asgar-Gabriel - Edward geht es wie, 2014 (detail)

Asgar/Gabriel /   Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel

Austria 2005


Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel
June 10, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

Asgar/Gabriel is an artistic duo consisting of Iran-born Daryoush Asgar, and Austria-born Elisabeth Gabriel. The two are focused on creating peculiar multilayered narratives by appropriating various oppositions such as the serious and the entertaining, masculinity and femininity, avant-garde and kitsch, etc. At the same time associative, psychedelic and ludacris, their canvases filled with collective bodies dispersed around the pictorial plain call for interaction. The proposed meta-reality is a manifestation of the artists’ need to articulate the contemporaneity from a cynical socio-critical stance.

Featured image: Asgar/Gabriel – Edward geht es wie, 2014 (detail). Acrylic, oil and paper on canvas. 47 1/5 × 31 1/2 in. 120 × 80 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger.