Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot are on a relentless creative crusade to dismantle pre-conceived perceptions of a fleeting Iranian tradition through their striking stencil artwork. They have recently been exploring a new medium to express their message and encourage us to reflect on the difficulties of living in our time. Their latest series create a variety of fence and border interventions and were recently spotted in Urban Nation Museum in Berlin or in NYC where they are currently based.
From their first productions the artistic duo always aspired to create meaningful and strong works giving the audience the opportunity to stumble upon their powerful artwork. This series was initially a response to Trump’s decision to raise a wall to divide the United States of America and Mexico. The brothers recently installed a piece outside The Lot Radio in New York, and exhibited several new artworks with Thinkspace Art Gallery for a show titled Human (Nature) as well as in Tbilisi, Georgia where they created a few temporary pieces covered here.Their personal experience as immigrants inspired their approach by creating a job that accurately expresses the world we live in whether it’s the U.S. flag recreated with rusty iron or silhouettes escaping from the same fences they are made of.
Since 2006 they have achieved huge recognition in Iranian urban art culture, both as skaters and artists. Their works have generated an international buzz, depicting impossible to forget images of war, peace, hope, despair, society issues and human rights. The duo have held numerous exhibitions around the world and their outdoor works have been seen on the streets of Iran, Paris, Turkey, Sao Paulo, San Francisco & New York amongst others. Have a look at their latest work below and you can follow their work here.