Artist's Statement: Ala Ebtekar on Coming of Age in Iran, and Finding His Early Muse in Hip-Hop and Graffiti

The Shape of Things to Come

It was Renoir who said that a work of art “must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, and carry you away.” Interviews with artists should have a similar effect. With “Artist's Statement,” our weekly interview series with prominent and upcoming visual artists in San Francisco, SF Weekly speaks to the people behind the art you see in the galleries, in the museums, and in the streets.


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