Y.Z. Kami, ‘Endless Prayers’, 2007, Phillips

Signed and dated 'KAMI 07' lower right.

Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Acquired by from the above by the present owner

About Y.Z. Kami

Since the mid-1980s, New York–based Iranian artist Y.Z. Kami has focused on the portrait's expressive possibilities. Having studied philosophy at U.C. Berkeley and the Sorbonne, Kami draws on Eastern and Western mystical and aesthetic traditions such as Sufi poetry, figure painting, and Egyptian funerary portraiture to explore the relationship between outward form and inner spirit. His large-scale paintings of introspective figures project a meditative monumentality. "Endless Prayers" (2007), a suite of 24 mixed-media collages on paper, uses Persian, Arabic, and Hebrew texts arranged in circles to recall the ritual of prayer and the mosaics of sacred architecture.

Iranian, b. 1956, Tehran, Iran, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Beverly Hills,
Y.Z. Kami

Group Shows

Gagosian Shop, 
New York,
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