november, 2019

18novallday08marREZA DERAKSHANI | Emanations

Hunt The Blue Night, 2019 Oil on Canvas 120 x 200 cm, 47.24 x 78.74 in


Event Details

Exhibiting in the UAE for the first time since 2013, Leila Heller is proud to present a semi-retrospective of Persian-American artist Reza Derakshani in “EMANATIONS,” including works from the artist’s personal collection, the Hunting Series, and Garden Party Series. In his paintings, Derakshani recalls forgotten tales and symbols of Iran’s cultural heritage, at a time where traditions and practices are under threat and often outlawed. Through a rich iconography drawing from medieval Persian poetry, classical literature, miniature painting, and sacred architectural sites laden with meaning, Derakshani’s work celebrates both ornamentation and color fields, as the artist finds a space for figural representation in abstract aesthetics.

Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery.


November 18 (Monday) - March 8 (Sunday)


Leila Heller Gallery

I-87, Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991 Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE


Leila Heller Gallery[email protected] I-87, Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991 Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

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