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Artist FIROUZ FARMAN-FARMAIAN lives and works in Tarifa, Spain and Paris, France. His lifetime of living in exile in Paris, France profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual character. As such, his compositions seek to engage in a dialogue with the past, while possessing a deeply symbolic quality that speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy. History and memory inform the work of Persian-born artist Firouz Farman Farmaian, whose lifetime of living in exile in Paris, France profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual character. “It is circumstance that ultimately shapes lives,” says the artist, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. As such, his compositions possess a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy. Rooted in Persian lore, and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, Farman Farmaian’s diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture. The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. Each work is the result of careful contemplation of the techniques and tools that will achieve a singular aesthetic and emotional intention. These in turn are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film and music.
ART BRIEF III: THE (UN)DRAPED WOMAN
Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
RH Modern Seattle
Recent Works – On show from November 2106.
RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village
4645 26th Ave NE – Seattle, WA 98105
RH Modern Flatiron, New York
Hybrids II & V – On show from September 2016.
935 Broadway – New York
RH Modern Las Vegas
Oceanic Asphalts I & II – On show from October 2106.
RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village
340 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Galeria Maior – Private viewings
Plaça Major, 4 E07460 – Pollença, Mallorca.
Donation to Aghbalou Association for Education
Auction-Exhibition Atlas Golf Cultural Center.
Opening Dec 28th Through January 2017
Future & Memory / Memory & Future – Shirin Gallery NY
Joint Exhibit Firouz FarmanFarmaian Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar
Curated by Janet Rady – October-November 2016
511 W 25th Street | Suite 507
New York | NY | 10001
Persian Color II – Priscilla Payne Gallery
Group Exhibit opening October – November 2016
Curated by Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
Moravian College Bethlehem, PA 18018, United States
DARK MATTER Exhibit Part II
La Lonja Vieja Cultural Center – Barbate, Cadiz.
July – August 2016
GALERIA MAIOR Momentary Meditations
Solo Exhibition – Plaça Major, 4 E07460 – Pollença, Mallorca
May – July 16.
RH MODERN GALLERY Los Angeles
Various Recent Works – Group Exhibit
8772 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, LA.
Nov 15 – June 16
DARK MATTER Exhibit Part I
El Posito Cultural Center – Los Barrios, Cadiz
Asosiacion Hercules May – June 2016
RETROPROJECTION Exhibit at Soleiman Palace
Exhibit Running March to May 2016
Dar Layadi, Kaa machraa Marrakech
Artweek Dubaï 2016 – Magic of Persia Foundation
Remembering Tomorrow Touring Exhibit & Auction.
Exhibition VIP Preview & Auction Sunday March 13th.
In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan I Exhibition Opening & Cocktail
Monday 14th March Running Through Thurs.17th.
JAMM Art Gallery Street 8, Al Quoz Dubaï, UAE.
NIAVARAN CULTURAL CENTER
Magic of Persia Foundation
Remembering Tomorrow – A Touring Exhibit & Auction
Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Feb 19th 2016
Exhibition open to public 20-23rd Feb.
Niavaran Cultural Center Pasdaran Ave. Tehran, Iran.
MUSEE DE MARRAKECH Fondation Omar Benjelloun
RetroProjection Solo Exhibition
Marrakech Biennale Artist Presentation & Cocktail
Friday Feb. 26th – Jan 4th Running Through March 2016.
Place Ben Youssef Marrakech Medina, Morocco.
SHIRIN GALLERY NY
Persian Colors Group Exhibit
Jan 7th- Jan 30th 2016.
511 W 25th Street Suite 507
New York, NY 10001
GOLAN ROUZKHOSH GALLERY
Solo Exhibit Opening October 21st 2015
Running through Nov 12th 2015
32 Rue Feydeau 75002, Paris.
U.N ZERO HUNGER MILAN EXPO 2015
Group Exhibit – Art for a Better Future
May 1st Running Through Oct 31st 2015.
Milan World Fair, Milano, Italy.
MY LOST ORIENT ( Selected Works )
HURRICANE HOTEL, Tarifa, Spain.
Solo Exhibit , July – Sept 2015
Ctra Nac 340, Km 78, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz