Nafir is an internationally acclaimed street artist from the country of Iran. The artist uses stencils to point out ironies that exist in contemporary culture. His style is similar to Banksy. A main theme of his work is oppression.
Nafir was born in Tehran, Iran. The artist’s government name is not yet known.
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In this clip we view a montage of works by Nafir:
Below a link to the website of the artist:
Nafir’s favorite times to paint are just before bedtime when he is sleepy, and when he’s angry.
The Iranian government usually removes his pieces within 24 hours of being completed. Nafir has created more than 1,000 works around Tehran and all were removed within 24 hours.
Nafir is fantastic example of the power of contemporary street art. The artist has said he would disappear from society for six months to a year if his identity was known. Nafir uses street art to enlighten people speak up about things that disturb him.