Fereydoun Ave | "Recent Works 2019-2021": Dastan's Basement
A solo presentation of works by Fereydoun Ave at Dastan's Basement.
Dastan presents an extensive exhibition of works by Fereydoun Ave titled “Recent Works 2019-2021” at +2 and Dastan’s Basement. The exhibition will open on Friday, April 9, 2021, and will be on display for public viewing until April 23. Featuring new mixed media works on paper and canvas, as well as a sculpture, this exhibition is a culmination of works done during the year the artist spent in lockdown.
Comprised of four body of works each resonating one season of the year, the current presentation serves as a reminder of the year that slipped by us because of the pandemic. The artist describes the works in these series as the “product of having to stay within the confinement of my studio and my house in Paris throughout 2019-2021”.
Fereydoun Ave (b. 1945, Tehran, Iran) is one of the most influential individuals in Iranian contemporary art and his prolific efforts have taken diverse aspects. He received his BA in Applied Arts for Theatre from Arizona State University and studied film at New York University. During his career, which spans over five decades, he has successfully taken many different roles including artist, designer, art director, collector, curator, gallerist and art patron. His artworks have been featured in many solo exhibitions along with hundreds of group-shows in galleries and museums all around the world. As well as being purchased by many notable private collectors, Ave's work has been acquired by prestigious art institutions including The British Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Cy Twombly Foundation and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA).