Icy & Sot
Icy & Sot
Ever since I first laid my eyes on the art of the Iranian brothers from Tabriz, three years ago, I felt something special was going on.
These young guys, part of the skate scene in Iran (Sot is pretty good at it, to say the least) are rapidly becoming major players in the international street art community, and rightly so. And I am not just saying this because the missus represents them at Klerkx Art Agency, but because their art is both moving and political, funny and sad, heartbreaking and heartfelt, accesible but still innovative. Their stencils can be found all over Teheran and Tabriz, where they live, but recently they broke out with something completely new: a trompe-l'oeuil piece, depicting a massive Coca Cola can, which is not only cleverly done, but also a sharp commentary on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's blacklist policy regarding American products. So, the brothers "imported" a piece of the action themselves, and a big one at that. Here's an interview they gave to Artinfo.com, two pics of the Coca work and a brilliant brand new vimeo clip.