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WHERE I WORK

Shirazeh Houshiary

Talking abstraction, Renaissance art and why the transcendental is  
overrated with the Turner Prize-nominated British-Iranian artist

tEXT BY SIMON FRANK, PHOTOGRAPHS BY BENJAMIN HAYWOOD

Shirazeh Houshiary in her studio in London. 

During London's morning rush hour, as commuters crowd train platforms and stream toward the city center, I head in precisely the opposite direction, traveling to the placid southwestern suburb of Barnes, home to Shirazeh Houshiary's studio. The site of a wetland conservation center—rather than the sort of postindustrial decay sometimes associated with artists' studios—Barnes's juxtaposition of city and nature is

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