Why Djazmi relishes the challenge of political landscapes

YOU may not realise it, but you’ve almost certainly seen Mohammed Djazmi’s work before. For years, the Iranian-born artist has had a stall on Cambridge’s Sunday market, where his delicate oil paintings of sun-dappled colleges and dreamy East Anglian seascapes are snapped up by tourists and residents alike.

But step into his current exhibition at Williams Art on Gwydir Street, and you’d be forgiven for feeling confused. Called Social Commentary, it’s about as far from a collection of pretty landscapes as you can get.

Dark and angry – depicting men without mouths, battling clouds and swarms of repulsive flies – this is the art Djazmi really loves to produce: powerful interpretations of the corruption and destruction of society that rages in the Middle East.

The son of a professional painter and the grandson of a sculptor, Djazmi was born to create works of art. One of

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