Profile by wes hill: the australian artist archie moore is the lead singer in a metal band called eggvein – or ∑gg√e|n his stage name is artists include michael eather, simryn gill, katherine hattam, pam langdon, archie moore, elvis richardson, kylie stillman, imants tillers and hossein valamanesh the exhibition. B 1949, tehran, iran lives and works in adelaide, australia hossein valamanesh's work is comprised of a myriad of elements to create enigmatic installations, sculptures and video works with elemental substances, natural materials, and found objects, valamanesh explores notions of an essential connection to place,. Contemporary iranian-australian artist hossein valamanesh, 68, is holding his first. Sydney, australia: carriageworks, adelaide film festival, anne & gordon samstag museum of art and the lawrence wilson art gallery, university of part of the exhibition is valamanesh's work passing time (2011), a video within a black box that shows the artist's hands and fingers continuously forming. Hossein valamanesh was born in iran in 1949 and graduated from the school of fine art in tehran in 1970 he immigrated to australia in 1973 arriving in perth in 1974 he travelled to central australia where he worked with aboriginal children he graduated from the south australian school of art in 1977. Artwork by hossein valamanesh passing time hossein valamanesh passing time, 2011 passing time is a video work created with the artist's filmmaker son nasseim valamanesh, featuring the repeated action of the artist's thumbs and forefingers slowly moving and touching to continuously form an infinity sign only the. Inspired by persian poetry and sufi philosophy, ambiguous elements in valamanesh's work open up the play of the imagination, metaphysical questioning and quiet reflection hossein valamanesh: out of nothingness traces the development of this unique artist's practice, demonstrating its engagement with intense.
I was reminded of this conversation when reviewing hossein valamanesh's recent work at greenaway art gallery valamanesh, the most poetic of this language, i felt, was at odds with the actual work, which, beyond the exquisite craftsmanship, has the rugged earthy beauty of the persian poetry so loved by the artist. Artist profile hossein valamanesh born 1949, tehran, iran hossein valamanesh combines cultural elements from two countries: his native iran and australia the result is sculptural and installation-based work relating to memory, cultural dislocation, loss, and the progression of time the work, simultaneously. Meanwhile there is a considerable diaspora of iranians, some refugees from sectarian intolerance, living in europe, america and even australia our best known iranian artist is hossein valamanesh, who was born in tehran in 1949 and has lived in australia since 1973, and yet whose work has always.
Keep up with our activities at art fairs and what our artists are up to outside our reviews 45 34 reviews tell people what you think patricia blucher november 13, 2016 i've been away for a while and out of the art scene now i'm back, i'm excited to start going to opens and become the art of hossein valamanesh. Hossein valamanesh is best known for his installation and sculptural work, but last year he presented his first large-scale video piece, char soo, in collaboration with his filmmaker son nassiem valamanesh char soo, means four sides and is a four-screen projection which transports the viewer to the. Sala featured artist - hossein valamanesh south australia became home for iranian-born artist hossein valamanesh in 1973 today valamanesh has a national reputation and an international profile he is also the subject of last year's sala monograph published by wakefield press and launched this year.
Artist profile hossein valamanesh born 1949, tehran, iran lives and works adelaide hossein valamanesh emigrated from iran to perth in 1973 valamanesh works with different media from installation to sculpture, painting and collage inspired by personal experiences and memories, he uses ordinary objects and. 26 september 2011 | adelaide-based artist hossein valamanesh is the subject of the latest art book published as part of the south australian living artists series. Born in iran, where he trained as an actor and a painter of miniatures, valamanesh emigrated to australia in the 1970s he settled in adelaide, where he lives with his wife, the ceramist angela valamanesh, and his son, the video artist and filmmaker nassiem valamanesh works by hossein valamanesh. At the core of hossein valamanesh's art lies the relationship between humans and the natural world and a sense of place informed by cultural history and personal memory valamanesh was born in iran in 1949 and trained as an artist in tehran before immigrating to australia in 1973 in 1974 he travelled with a group of.
The writing literally is on the wall for hossein valamanesh at the art gallery of south australia each time the artist installs his untitled work in a new location, he must re-create its shadow text valamanesh features with many of the state's leading artists in the australian art activations exhibition as part of.
Gallery's survey on mixed-media artist hossein valamanesh something of a treat presenting 14 works from his oeuvre, the show marked the first time that valamanesh—who was born in iran in 1949 and emigrated to australia in 1973 — has exhibited in the middle east the selected artworks were created over the past. Hossein and angela valamanesh: grafting - art almanac | australia's longest- running monthly guide to art galleries, exhibition listings, news, industry services and artist opportunities, accompanied by unique editorial from selected arts writers. Artist (draughtsman), artist (mixed media artist), artist (printmaker), artist ( installation artist), artist (sculptor) born in iran, hossein valamanesh migrated to australia in 1973 his sculptural and installation-based work, which combines cultural elements from australia and his native iran, relates to memory,.