• I Command
  • Connect
  • Pardis Meaning Paradise
  • Alef Ba Noun
  • This Is My Home, Not Yours
  • Looking, I Found You Beaten, So Beaten
  • La, Meaning No
  • Of The Body
  • Neda Meaning Voice
  • Conditioned
  • Bookmark This Page
  • Prayer Beeds

Iranian artist Gita Meh daringly deconstructs Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling and other iconic works. "I Command: The Michelangelo Series" is the culmination of 28 years of work that began with the artist scribbling over and defacing a book on the great Italian painter's works – considered some of the world’s most recognizable imagery.  

Meh imbues a Middle Eastern flavor to Michelangelo's works, reaffirming them not only as masterpieces of Western art but as manifestations that are at home in the social and political realities of today.  By superimposing Eastern miniature techniques over Western masterpieces she juxtaposes the historic works with modern-day references from her native Iran. Handbags, laptops, combat boots, high heels and chadors bring Renaissance Italy into the present and highlight the timelessness of the human condition as well as the universal need for expression, freedom and knowledge across all cultures. 
Gita Meh was born in Iran in 1963 and has studied art at multiple institutions in Europe and the USA. Meh works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, poetry, performance and sculpture. In her efforts to engage all the senses and intellect, her works have incorporated food and ritual. She now lives and works in Dubai.