How Persian Miniatures Influence Contemporary Iranian Painter Dariush Hosseini

Dariush Hosseini (b. 1970) is one of Iran's leading contemporary painters, making images that fluctuate between figuration and abstraction, sometimes within a single canvas. In October, SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, based in Mahshahr, Iran, presented a solo exhibition of work from Hosseini's "Wide Shut" series at KIAF 2021 in Seoul, marking the first display of the artist's work in Korea. For many visitors to the fair, the booth was their first introduction to contemporary Iranian painting (SARADIPOUR was the only gallery hailing from the Middle East). The works were received with great interest and several of the artist's large acrylic paintings were acquired by a private Korean museum.

November 11, 2021
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