In this new Untitled series, Stepanian incorporates black and white as well as colourful symbols of people, animals and landscapes super-imposed onto a somewhat staged studio setting. Stepanian does not create a direct narrative in these photographs but invites the viewer to form a new narrative from experiencing the works. This could be a shared memory or experience or a trigger for a past event.
For his solo presentation at Etemad Gallery Dubai, Stepanian will present eleven large format collage photographs whose subject matter are in his signatory fragmented narrative style based on Iranian history of folklore and story telling. This presentation of recent works Stepanian conicides with Art Nights at Alserkal Avenue which opens on 10th September 2012.