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.
Born in 1977 in Tehran, Sahand Hesamiyan holds a Bachelor of Sculpture from the Tehran
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 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.