Farshid Maleki’s abstract works, painted between 1971-1973 and exhibited in Ghandriz hall during that years, contain a trace of social as well as art history of Iran. The first thing that these paintings might bring to mind is the central theme of debates and catalogues of Ghandriz hall; i.e. the problem of identity (in regard to western art) as well as the social function of art. However, it does not imply that there is a direct correspondence between noted dominant discourse and these paintings. There is always a tension between word and image and herein, one could find the virtual sparks that become actualized in Maleki’s later works.