Farah Ossouli

7986-Untitled from the Hafiz Series 02

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Artist: Farah Ossouli
Farah Ossouli is an Iranian Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1953. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Shirin Gallery, Tehran have featured Farah Ossouli's work in the past. Farah Ossouli's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 80 USD to 66,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2007 the record price for this artist at auction is 66,000 USD for Untitled, from the 'Hafez' series, sold at Bonhams Dubai in 2008. Farah Ossouli has been featured in articles for Bloomberg, ArtLyst and SPREAD ArtCulture. The most recent article is The World Was Catching on to Iran's Contemporary Art. Then Sanctions Returned written for Bloomberg in November 2018.

Framed, With Frame: 56 x 45 cm

Silk Screen, Hand-Printing, Ed.12/21

Artist Statement: In this collection, I portray Hafez alongside angels traveling between the two worlds; the works attempt to illustrate the sublimity of the transcendent world. The works' colors, composition, and decorations are based on my intuitive understanding of his work, and the music embedded in the poetry influenced the movement, stillness, and silence of the works' spaces. My interest in and enthusiasm for Hafez Poetry has inspired me since childhood, and this collection was shaped during four years of inner journey with the poet. It is impossible to illustrate all aspects of the voyage that the sonnets invoke through words; these paintings represent the Hafez of my imagination.

Excellent/ 2019
42 x 30 cm


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