Every Green Day & Every Dark Night

Estimate: $100,000.
Brought up in a nomadic family in the Iranian mountains, renowned painter Reza Derakshani explores the natural world in his work, as well as emotional states and themes of exile and alienation. This large-scale composition features a characteristically rich and textured surface composed of luminous forms punctuated by drips and splashes of paint.

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About Reza Derakshani

In his large-scale paintings, renowned Iranian artist Reza Derakshani draws from the decorative style of traditional Persian art. Brought up in a nomadic family in the Iranian mountains, Derakshani explores the natural world in his work, as well as emotional states and themes of exile and alienation. He builds up the luminous, textured surfaces of his paintings with a base of roof tar, after which he applies layers of color and other materials such as gold, silver, enamel, and sand. Derakshani is also a musician, and the influences of music and poetry can be seen in the rhythmic harmonies that play out across his canvases, qualities that have prompted comparisons with the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.

Iranian, b. 1952, Sangsar, Iran, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Austin, Texas

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Reza Derakshani: The Breeze at Dawn, Sophia Contemporary, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Voyage a Travers l'Iran, Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat