The Duality of Life in the Works of Reza Derakshani

The Duality of Life in the Works of Reza Derakshani
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Reza Derakshani is a multifaceted artist, a painter, poet, musician and performance artist, born in 1952 in Sangsar, a small village in Northeastern Iran. Since his childhood, he was attracted by art and painting, beginning an educational journey that also brought him abroad, first in Italy, then in the United States. But he returned to his origins, drawing upon the symbols and cultural legacy of Iran, finding inspiration in the miniatures, sacred archeological sites, Persian poetry from the Middle Ages and classical literature, all shaping Derakshani’s identity as a man and artist. He became world-famous and his works are part of many private and public collections, including London’s British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Gunzenhauser Museum in Germany and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran. The exhibition entitled Night Conveys the Light, Every Day and Every Night at the Leila Heller Gallery until September 15th, presents a new series of paintings, never displayed before, which follows the trend of the artist in his preceding series Day and Night and Fig Tree. In these new works, Derakshani continues to explore opposing and contrasting concepts, light and dark, day and night, expressing, through his works, the duality, fullness and ambiguity of existence.

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