We are excited to present #Nahankhane, a preview of the artwork by prominent Iranian sculptor #SahandHesamiyan represented by #ContemporaryIstanbul2017 participant #DastansBasement. Sahand Hesamiyan explains “My practice explores contemporary sculptural directions, which take cue from Islamic architecture and present ancient concepts of transcendence in a modern context. Linking science and geometry to the abstract nature of spirituality, my work is a reflective attempt to discover the esoteric nature of Iranian culture through the dissection of its architectural forms.
I often expose the superficial layers of the structures to offer a look towards the inward and sacred, by juxtaposing the external embellished Iranian architecture with its abandoned equivalent, transparent and accessible in its carcass form. The minimalist nature of my sculptures stems from the #Sufi theory of purification, which advocates the annihilation of the ego in order to reach an enlightened state. Accordingly, I strip away excess materiality in order to achieve simplicity and purity.” (Image: Sahand Hesamiyan, Nahankhane (maquette) 2017, Cardboard,103 x 53 x 53 cm, Unique + 1 A.P.) @dastansbasement #artgallery #artcollector #artfair #CICalender17
Shared by contemporaryistanbul (Contemporary Istanbul) and selected for Art.