Homayoun Hayati (1985) has a BA and MA in painting. His experience as a surveyor in the southern villages of Iran not only heavily affected his work as a painter but also affected his attempts at writing poems. In the artist’s latest series, the relationship between nature and humans has led to the creation of landscapes using collages that are neither figurative nor abstract. Hayati arranges different colorful pieces of fabric that are covered in plant motifs together to create his landscape without having a sketch beforehand. A landscape made of natural and manmade shapes intertwined in a way that it is neither possible nor desired to pull them apart.
Once the visual identity of this country led the way to a mere decorative atmosfer under the denial and boycott of invader and victorious nations;so that it can survive inevitably from this historical deadline through the motifs of tile, carpet and fabric in a stylized form.
So over the years, what has come to us is an image of creature that had an independent life in the past.
The present works on one hand glimpse into the puppet show and theater performances and one the other hand a glimpse into the mystical and fictional atmosphere of Iranian paintings and literature that defines the present type of approach and material selection.
These paintings follow a reverse process against what had happened in History. From the abstract relationship between fabric paintings and their colors and congruity, a path opens to visual atmosphere and in the edge of abstract and figurative personage and fiction appears.
In fact the narrative that was supposed to be told became clear to me at the final stage, like an actor who walks toward the audiences slowly and hilariously and reveals a rol und identity.
independent life in the past. But in the process of continuing, this collection has paved the way for a more objective space to measure most of the material possibilities and the type of approach in relation to more objective issues.
b. 1985, Iran
2020-present MA student, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2016 BA, Soore University, Tehran, Iran
2018 Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2020 100 Work of 100 Artists, group exhibition, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 Group exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran
2019 Group Exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2018 Group drawing exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Group drawing exhibition, Did Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Group drawing exhibition of Odyssey Reading on the Sidelines of Fajr Theater Festival, Embassy of Greece, Tehran, Iran
2017 Past, portrait exhibition, Negar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Group exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Albania
2016 Sacrifice At Fire, Zhinous Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Teaching painting and drawing, several institutes, Tehran, Iran