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Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar: Oneness Wholeness at Saatchi Gallery

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London, UK - Nina Moaddel Art Advisory presents Oneness Wholeness, a major new exhibition featuring the work of French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at the Saatchi Gallery. One of the first artists to showcase Iran through eastern eyes and to challenge the negative constructs of the western gaze, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's practice aims to change the perceptions and cemented beliefs about Iran and Iranians that persist in the West. Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is one of Iran's most exciting emergent artists of the past decade. Oneness Wholeness draws on thousands of years of Iranian culture, weaving ancient Persian motifs, patterns and landscapes into large-scale mixed media paintings, to explore Iranian identity in the 21st century. Descended from the ancient nomadic Bakhtiari tribe, Sassan's large scale paintings recall the Zagros Mountains in South West Iran that are still home to the tribe, amongst other subjects. Through exploring his Persian heritage and his dedicated practice of Kundalini meditation, Sassan has used his art as cathartic release, leading him to explore ideas around existentialism, human compassion and wellbeing. Oneness Wholeness will be Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's first UK exhibition since The Real Me, his debut in London in 2014.

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The Saatchi Gallery

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Duke of Yorks's Building
Kings Road
London
SW3 4SQ
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