About The Work
‘Forough' means brightness, sunshine, luminescence in Farsi. The work consists of two parts shaped like a lotus flower - a common symbol in eastern cultures signifying purity, fertility, enlightenment, creation, and above all perfection. The golden inner ring gives the appearance of light coming from within, further pushing the symbolic elements of this work to convey elevation of mind and purity of soul as valued across traditional philosophies in the ancient world.
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.