Bahman Mohammadi | "On the Sidelines": Dastan's Basement
A solo presentation of works by Bahman Mohammadi at Dastan's Basement.
Dastan's Basement presents Bahman Mohammadi's solo show titled "On the Sidelines". This exhibition is the artist's first collaboration with Dastan and will be on public viewing from 25 Feb 2022 until 11 March 2022 In this exhibition a series of paintings with oil and acrylics and mixed media on canvas are showcased.
Encountering loneliness was the initial step in putting the pieces of "On the Sidelines" together. Every painting indicates the mental relationship the painter has with his models and this loneliness. "Sometimes I playfully link the simple image of a person in my mind with his or her experience of being lonely", says Mohammadi. But the artist is not satisfied by the mere representation of loneliness; Just as he tries to go beyond what he sees in his models and tries to cast light on the hidden corners of their lives. With his palette of muted colors, he places the disintegrated faces and disjointed bodies of his models in a background with no clear signs of a setting. "While I take time to construct [representational] objectivity, I try to devote even more time to destroying the properties of this objectivity and now, for example, to separate people from the world to which they belong." The distinction between floating and voluminous brush strokes in the foreground and the subtlety of the background make this separation possible.
Bahman Mohammadi (b. 1985 in Hamedan, Iran) works and lives in Tehran. His works have been exhibited in more than fifty solo and group exhibitions, including Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York (2013), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (2006 and 2007), Etemad Gallery (2013), Azad Gallery (2009 and 2017), Homa Gallery (2006-2009), Mah Gallery (2014-2011) and also in the exhibition "FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections " at Al-Sarkal Avenue in Dubai (2019). He is the winner of the seventh Iranian Painting Biennial in 2008 and the special selected of Damonfar Visual Arts in 2006. Mohammadi is also a member of the Iranian Painters' Association.