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Zanjani

Amir Hossein Zanjani is one of a generation of Iranian Artists who were children during Iran`s eight year war with Iraq. Born in 1980, the year that Iraq invaded its Post-Revolutionary neighbor. His work engages with political and social themes. He has moved away from explicitly painting war (which his earlier work concentrated on) and become fascinated instead by the ‘features’ of totalitarian regimes. Semiotically speaking, through the process of painting he is working and playing with iconic signs and indexical signs. 

“I grew up surrounded by war and I have been working for a long time to show a different side to it”

He took part in the Art Biennial of Milan in 1989 and 1993, as well as in the Marche Prize in 1990. Also during this period, he produced personal exhibitions at Galleria Giulia in Rome in 1987 and 1990 with La luce formante, accompanied with text by Patrizia Ferri. Another element around which Sanna’s work is structured, beyond light, is the constant search for the changeability of the image. This element is obtained thanks to the use of metallic and synthetic microfilm, which have their own chromatic and reflective peculiarity and offer the viewer a constantly changing metamorphosis/mutation, activated by the observer’s own movement.

In the mid-nineties, Sanna composed the cycle of works “Bisanzio,” in which the surfaces are marked by luminous points that evoke three-dimensionality with objects capable of projecting their shadow onto the surface itself – like particles moved by the wind into a dusty wave of light that marks the darkness. This cycle of works was presented in ’94, through the care of Luigi Meneghelli, in a solo exhibition at the Galleria Giulia in Rome. Also in the subsequent elaborations – Muri d’acqua, Derive, Maglie e Derive and i Geodi – which constitute a natural evolution of the series of previous works – light and form are found to coincide in a single agglomeration of impalpable and reflecting material.

 
Sandro Sanna, Bisanzio Lunare, 135 cm x 135 cm ,Mixed Media on Canvas.jpg

Historical Buildings 1

Oil on canvas

180 x 200 cm

David Kracov, U Claim the Planet!!!, 71 cm x 53 cm x 13 cm.jpg

Historical Buildings 2

Oil on canvas

180 x 200 cm

3. Blue Sky, 80 cm x 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2014..jpg

Blue Sky

Oil on canvas

80 x 120 cm

6. Neighbourhood (No.2 ), 80 cm x 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2014..jpg

Neighbourhood 2

Oil on canvas

80 x 120 cm

2. Alley, 70 cm x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2011..jpg

Alley

Oil on canvas

80 x 120 cm

8. Pink Sky, 80 cm x 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2014..jpg

Pink Sky

Oil on canvas

80 x 120 cm

Flower Box No.1.jpg

Flower Box 1

Oil on canvas

D: 156 cm

Flower Box No.3.jpg

Flower Box 3

Oil on canvas

D: 156 cm

 
 
 

Awards

2014

  • Nominated for the Prudential Eye Award in the category of best emerging artist working with painting, Singapore

2012

  • Siena Art Institute Celeste Prize Scholarship, finalist, Siena - Italy