El Amal (Hope)
Animation, Oil & Graphite on canvas, 2011-2012
Lashai’s work often referenced iconic works of art, literature and film while engaging with the political and social conditions in Iran. The influence of her hometown of Lasha ran through many years of her work, as did the exposure, from an early age, to a profound sense of injustice, most concretely explored through democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh figuring in both her artwork and writing.
Artwork courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation Collection