Yousha Bashir (b. 1989) is an artist living and working in Tehran, Iran. Bashir received a BFA in visual arts from Farhangian University of Tehran. His artistic practice ranges from painting and sculpture to installations and site-specific works. Bashir's works oscillate between abstraction and figuration and the key concepts which tie most of his works together are deconstruction, duality and suspension.
The "self" and how it is separated from the real world is one of the main explorations in Bashir's works. His works are often made up of figures - sometimes self-portraits - and utopian/ dystopian abstract landscapes. Bashir has a continuous dialogue with his previous works; his new works are often recycled ideas and explorations from his earlier works driven towards new directions.
Bashir's recent works are a continuation of his focus on abstract landscapes, framed within
more extensive landscapes, creating a new perspective and challenging the idea of the
painting's solid framework. Through these works, Bashir explores the relationship between the digital realm and the painting itself as a physical entity. The landscapes in his work examine the translation of images through the digital realm into the canvas and vice versa.
Art Dubai 2020Dastan's Basement 25 - 28 Mar 2020 Art FairsFor Art Dubai 2020, Dastan presents works by twenty-first century Iranian masters along with pieces by more contemporary Iranian artists, highlighting its past year exhibitions and giving a preview of...
''Year in Review''Dastan:Outside | Sam Art 13 - 17 Mar 2015 Dastan:OutsideYear in Review Over the past year, Dastan has held 25 exhibitions inside and outside the Basement. This year also marked the opening of Sam Art, a pop-up space, dedicated...
Amin Akbari, Yousha Bashir & Nariman Farrokhi | "Inwards/Out"Dastan's Basement 9 - 14 May 2014 The BasementGroup Painting Exhibition of Works by Amin Akbari, Yousha Bashir & Nariman Farrokhi at Dastan's Basement