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Corso Como

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My Brothers

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Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1984

Iran/France

France

Artist’s Story

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is the carrier of an essential understanding that drives him to speak of his subjects based on their physical and mental individualism, as well as their trace in history / This citizen of the world without boundaries is driven by his opinion of the truth that is communicated to the outside world via his artistic forms of expression / The artist's works originate from his direct experience of the world / With his multiple focus, restless drive, and democratic approach, he is able to capture the vibrant and intimate details of his subjects within the genres of painting, collage, installation, sculpture and fine photography / Bakhtiar’s most recent body of paintings entitled Oneness Wholeness has received international attention and have been shown worldwide alongside works by Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Hans Hartung amongst others, with a museum solo exhibition at the historic Villa Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat entitled Oneness Wholeness with Jean Cocteau in 2018 / Sassan's latest works have also been selling with Bonhams since 2017 and Christie's since 2018 which holds the artists world record at auction / Behnam-Bakhtiar has also been dubbed in 2014 ‘a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran’ by Harper’s Bazaar art and ‘the multitalented renaissance artist of his generation from Iran’ by The Huffington Post, portrays a necessary alternative view on his native country / The artist has exhibited with the biggest names of the contemporary art world from London & Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles & New York / He lives and works in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France/

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘Oneness Wholeness with Jean Cocteau’, Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

2018 ‘Oneness Wholeness’ solo show, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2014 ‘The Real Me’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2018 Bonhams Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, London, UK
2018 Christie’s Dubai, Post War and Contemporary Art , Dubai, UAE
2015 Ayyam Gallery, Young Collectors Auction n° 24, Dubai, UAE
2015 Etemad Gallery, Blue Gold exhibition, Tehran, Iran
2015 Royal College of art RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
2015 Christie’s auction during the MOP Foundation Fundraising Gala, Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
2014 ‘New York Contemporary Day Sale’ Exhibition, Sotheby’s New York, USA
2014 ‘Human Suffering at Times of Crisis’, Curated by Barry Martin, Debut Contemporary, UK
2014 ‘Inspiration / Insistence, Aspiration / Persistence’, Sotheby’s Los Angeles, USA
2014 ‘Summer Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 ‘Spring Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 ‘March Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 ‘February Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 ‘Christmas Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 ‘Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2014 Magic of Persia / Christie’s ‘Bridge of Persia’, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
2014 ‘Private View’, Debut Contemporary, London, UK
2013 ‘Entre L’Orient et L’Occident’, Salles des Fetes, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
2010 Magic of Persia / Christie’s ‘Magical Nights’, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2008 ‘A Walk Through Persia’, Gallerie du Cap, St. Tropez, France

Career Highlights

  • 2018 ‘Oneness Wholeness’ solo show, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2018 Bonhams Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, London, UK
  • 2018 Christie’s Dubai, Post War and Contemporary Art , Dubai, UAE
  • Participated in Artnet’s inaugural Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Auction
  • Dubbed ‘a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran’ by Harper’s Bazaar in 2015

Artist Statement

Being dubbed 'the multitalented renaissance artist of his generation from Iran' by the Huffington Post in 2014 and 'a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran' by Harper's Bazaar Art in 2015, my work is the carrier of an essential understanding that drives me to speak of my subjects based on their physical and mental individualism, as well as their trace in history. Considered a citizen of the world without boundaries, I am driven by my opinion of the truth that is communicated to the outside world via my signature artistic forms of expression, portraying a different Iran than the one being seen through the lens of the media – a necessary alternative view stated by the Huffington Post UK