Asgar / Gabriel is the moniker of artist duo Daryoush Asgar, born in 1975 in Tehran, and Elisabeth Gabriel, born in 1975 in Vienna. The two artists have been working together on the conceptualization and execution of their paintings since 2005. Their entire oeuvre is thus a collaborative project in the truest sense of the word.
Everything that is visible on the canvas is painted. What at first may be perceived as traces of graffiti is actually created with a brush and showcases their characteristic painterly handwriting.
Central to their work is the concept of metamorphosis. Asgar / Gabriel merge people with their favorite objects, creating a symbiosis that goes beyond our time and reality. For their work, the artists draw on literature and other forms of artistic expression.