Artwork explanation

The mind can go everywhere, to the mountain summit or the depth of the ocean, into the fruit of chestnut or blue eyes of a nomadic girl. There is no boundaries or limitations for mind. At the point that mind stops, where mind builds the house, there is the house of love and love is the shore for the infinite ocean of the mind, which soothes the mind.

Expert Opinion

“From the aspect of the form, several approaches in Behbahani’s artworks can be identified, which presents his connection to the modern sculpture; from his interest to crime, to his passionate to the curved forms and repeating circular element and of course, duplicating the motif bird in his artworks, that can be seen in all his artworks. His attachment to the curved shapes and insistence on repeating circular forms play a key role in his artworks, and of course leads his to be more popular among collectors and buyers, and on the other hand, the mystical content of his work is likely to be strengthened. By looking at the contemporary painting, one can see the same approach, how a contemporary painter reduces straight lines and instead turns to curved lines. This feature, strongly adds to the decorative nature of the artworks and makes them impressive and beautiful. Curved lines certainly play the same role in Behbahani's artworks. This is the feature, that probably gives a kind of Iranian characteristic to his artworks, as the repetition of curved lines has been seen, frequently, in decorative arts in Iranian art, for an instance, repeating the Arabesque Forms of Islam or the form of Shamseh (a kind of illuminated manuscript), could be referred. The curved forms in Behbahani's artworks follow the same structure and shape and are reminiscent of the same forms. Of course, this feature can be traced back to the artworks, created by the older Iranian sculptors. As an example, this interest could be observed in the artworks of the outstanding sculptor of the so-called Saqqakhaneh Movement. Therefore, its importance is due to similarities between Behbahani’s artworks and Saqqakhaneh School’s artists’ artworks. So far, it seems that the artist, intelligently, by using familiar forms, perfectly leads the audiences and his artworks are of the same quality as the artist has in his mind.”

Exhibition history

CAMA Gallery | Taha Behbahani | Exhibition | CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

Taha Behbahani

Untitled - 2008

Oil on canvas 100 x 100 x 2 cm Frame depth 120 x 120 x 3 cm Signed on lower left CoA no. 1711140953267

OAR No. 101998 This artwork is unique



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