The Restless Line: Images from Exile by Mehrdad Rashidi

Mehrdad Rashidi was born in the town of Sari in Northern Iran in 1943. At the age of 20 he fled Iran because of his strongly held political views and settled in Germany.

In 2006, for no particular reason, he began to draw. He found it relaxed him and made him feel happy, he also thought of his homeland, his childhood and easier times in his life whilst hj doodled on any piece of paper that came to hand. Using old notebooks, enveloped, shopping receipts and discarded advertising pamphlets, he gradually, in what seems to be an obsessive and compulsive surge of creativity, began to produce an extraordinary, and hauntingly beautiful body of work. This outpouring has continued to this day, the momentum, and the joy it has given the artist have not ceased.

60 pages, full color, hardcover with dustjacket.
Introduction by Roger Cardinal
Essay by Colin Rhodes.

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