Thursday, May 19th, 2022
6 PM – 9 PM
Join us Thursday, May 19th, from 6 – 9 pm for the opening reception of Siavash Jaraiedi’s solo exhibition Dance of Silence.
About the Exhibition + Artist
Born in 1984 in Iran, Siavash Jaraiedi has been constructing sculptures and writing poetry from childhood. Always intrigued by design, Jaraiedi studied the foundations of architecture in Tehran before going on to receive his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the Staedelschule School of Art in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010. Upon his return to Tehran, Jaraiedi continued to research and teach design processes in architectural seminars, specifically concerning his expertise in the field of parametric design. Jaraiedi studied under and eventually assisted esteemed sculptor Parviz Tanavoli at his studio in Tehran from 2015 onward. In 2016, Jaraiedi founded RAAV studio as a home base for his collection of conceptual, hand-crafted jewelry and wearable sculptures inspired by architecture, literature, and history.
Jaraiedi’s sculptures pay homage to the artist’s various influences, seamlessly integrating his many talents in an effort to capture and visually distill the essence of his poetry. The resulting artworks are enchanting and surreal monuments of truth. Suspended in action, his carefully composed figures seek to reveal profound revelations usually left teeming beneath the surface. Having exhibited his works internationally, Siavash Jaraiedi’s works are included in art collections worldwide, with his sculptures appearing in various publications, including ‘Mania of Collecting’ by Parviz Tanavoli (2020), Today Architecture & Fashion Magazine, and The Third Pishnegah Book of the Year in 2018. Siavash Jaraiedi is currently working as an artist in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
“We are excited to exhibit a strong body of sculpture works that overlay topics relevant to the Iranian life experience and the universal themes of the human condition. This exhibition keeps within ADVOCARTSY’s mission of showcasing exceptional art by artists of Iranian origin whose practice meaningfully impacts the contemporary art dialogue. ADVOCARTSY is thrilled to initiate the artist’s representation through “Dance of Silence” and to present Jaraiedi’s body of work with this U.S. debut.” – Roshi Rahnama, Founder and Director of ADVOCARTSY.
The culmination of nearly five years’ work, Jaraiedi’s “Dance of Silence” synthesizes his passion for architecture and design, social justice, and poetry into a controlled cacophony of science and morality that explores the artist’s doubts concerning the embedded traditions and laws of our society. Fixated by the pursuit of perfection yet indentured by earthly limitations, Jaraiedi’s sculptures implore viewers to shift their perspective inward. He states “I want visitors to look for the commonalities between themselves and the sculptures and hopefully leverage this inspiration in their own life. By better understanding the various dimensions of our existence, we may become closer to perfection. I believe the spiritual actualization of human beings at the individual level is our first step toward a peaceful world.”