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Sahand Hesamiyan to exhibit first solo show in the UAE

Sahand Hesamiyan to exhibit first solo show in the UAE

Based on Islamic architecture, at The Third Line gallery

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Image: Sahand Hesamiyan at The Third Line

Cherished Dubai gallery The Third Line presents 'Khalvat', Sahand Hesamiyan's first solo show in the UAE exploring contemporary sculptural directions

Taking its cue from historical Islamic architecture – which differs so much from its present day form – as well as, "ancient concepts of transcendence in a modern context", a new exhibit explores the relationship between Iranian history and its symbolism, at The Third Line in Dubai.

The show is based around, and named after, the main sculpture 'Khalvat' – a Persian word that translates to a hidden, private sanctum. Linking science and geometry to the abstract nature of spirituality, it is a reflective attempt to discover the esoteric nature of Iranian culture through taking apart its architectural forms. 

Sahand Hesamiyan

Khalvat (metal prototype), 2014

Khalvat adopts the traditional triangular form of Rasmi, with Sahand Hesamiyan exposing the superficial layers of the structure to offer a look towards the sacred interior. The final creation is meant to be inaccessible, and can't be appreciated completely at a glance.

The task set by the artist is to search for the truth, in that layers are peeled apart, opening to the viewer an ability to "discover the core". 

Sahand Hesamiyan

Khalvat (paper maquette), 2014, cardboard, cyanoacrylate adhesive

Sahand Hesamiyan

Khalvat (paper maquette), 2014, cardboard, cyanoacrylate adhesive

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