Tehran, Iran - January 2017  
Looking With Aref Montazeri
At his marvelous artwork "7 Degree" at his home in Tehran. I did not know about Aref before, and a mutuel friend introduced us and told me about his background. I was very curious to meet the mind behind some of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's artworks. In his personal series, he uses mirrors and lighting to create these amazing sculptures.

Born in 1986, Aref Montazeri is an sculptor and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. He started his training as a sculptor during the time that he collaborated with Monir Shahroodi-e- Farmanfarmayan  on design and fabrication of her sculptures (2009-2015). He also was involved in fabrication of Parviz Tanavoli’s sculptures and jewelry (2012-2014). In completing his education as an astist, he also attended a two-year long program on contemporary history of art with Mah-Mehr Art Institute. During the past two years, he has been intensively researching new material conditions and novel construction techniques, particularly when it comes to fabricating artifacts that are primarily fabricated with reflective surfaces such as mirrors and is focused on producing a full series of projects, intended for his first solo exhibition.