Hossein Valamanesh

1949 (Téhéran) / 2022
Living in : Adelaide
Working in : Adelaide

For more than 40 years, this Australian artist of Iranian origin has explored through a wide variety of mediums the themes of love, nature and spirituality, forming an intimate and universal work of total coherence inspired by both his roots and his adopted land.

A selection of works from the 1980s to the present day offers an opportunity to discover his approach, which is imbued with the writings of Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî, the 13th century Persian mystic poet who had a profound influence on Sufism. Mixing surrealist humor and the sobriety of arte povera, Hossein Valamanesh freely combines multiple references evoking his childhood memories, his experience of exile or the deep spiritual link that Aborigines have with their environment, and makes them converge in an awareness of the impermanence of things and beings, Since everything passes.

Artist's issues

Number 99

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