Majaz 1

Sahand Hesamiyan

Majaz 1, 2017

Stainless steel

Edition 2 of 3



The Third Line


Price: 17,000 USD

About The Work

In Farsi, 'Majaz' translates into both unreal and metaphorical; it refers to an unexplainable sensation. "I have tried to utilize light as an architectural ornament to enhance the characteristics of the space. The sculpture employs traditional forms of Muqarnas (honeycombed architectural ornaments) that toy with natural luminescence. Steering away from large-scale structural attempts, Majaz refers to a superior and complete world, a utopia.” Quote by Sahand Hesamiyan.

About Sahand Hesamiyan

Born in 1977 in Tehran, Sahand Hesamiyan holds a Bachelor of Sculpture from the Tehran University. His works are primarily interactive. They are derived from Islamic architecture, and in many occasions this intense relationship goes beyond the mere reflection and repetition of the forms and influences the titles of the pieces. Sahand’s solo exhibitions include Frame Reference, Sam Art, Tehran, Iran (2015); Tavizeh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran, Iran (2015); Khalvat, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2014); Sulook, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2013); Memory Lives On, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2011); Do You See Me!, Ave Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2008). He has taken part in the Jameel Prize 4 exhibition organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum that traveled to the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakstan (2017); the Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, Korea (2017); and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2016). Sahand’s work is included in important private and public collections.

The Third Line

The Third Line is a Dubai-based art gallery that represents Contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally. The Third Line also hosts non-profit, alternative programmes to increase interest and dialogue in the region.

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