• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 164

    Reza Lavasani (Iranian, b. 1962)


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    Reza Lavasani (Iranian, b. 1962)
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    oil and metallic paint on canvas
    47¼ x 84in. (120 x 213.3cm.)
    Executed in 2008

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    Working in a meticulous technique, using metallic colours and with an emphasis on abstract pattern akin to manuscript illumination,but portraying turbulent subjects such as waves or fire, Reza Lavassani's work is characterized by a tension between the ordered and chaotic. His use of certain motifs from the canon of Persian minature painting (the almost Far-Eastern cloud scrolls in the background for example) give this a timeless and particularly Iranian context, here juxtaposed with the furturistic form of the horse.

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