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The Witness
Arghavan Khosravi - Solo Show

6 Apr - 21 May, 2022

The Witness

Kavi Gupta presents The Witness, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984, Shahr-e-kord, Iran) this exhibition continues Khosravi’s investigation of the aesthetics of ancient Persian miniature painting as a vehicle for cultural transformation. Khosravi’s paintings dazzle the eye with their dreamlike color palettes and masterful draughtsmanship. Yet, their most formidable visual characteristic is their multi-dimensionality.  The images burst forth from the wall, their complex scaffolding of cut wooden panels offers a dramatic and constantly shifting perceptual experience to viewers.///

There are many hiding places in these painted realms, where danger lurks, and treasures await. If aspects of these images look familiar it is because each of Khosravi’s paintings references a specific Persian miniature painting from history; yet, their architectural presence makes clear that they are not homages, but are intended to subvert the tradition to which such images belong.

In this show

Arghavan Khosravi, The Witness, 2022, 0
2022 | The Witness

Arghavan Khosravi

155.5 × 129.5 × 19.5cm

Arghavan Khosravi, The Burden of Thoughts, 2022, 0
2022 | The Burden of Thoughts

Arghavan Khosravi

215.9 × 200.7 × 17.8cm

Arghavan Khosravi, The Garden, 2022, 0
2022 | The Garden

Arghavan Khosravi

149.9 × 180.3 × 15.2cm

Arghavan Khosravi, The Red Fence, 2022, 0
2022 | The Red Fence

Arghavan Khosravi

238.8 × 142.2 × 45.7cm

Arghavan Khosravi, The White Flag, 2022, 0
2022 | The White Flag

Arghavan Khosravi

193 × 238.8 × 22.9cm

Arghavan Khosravi, The Pomegranate Garden, 2022, 0
2022 | The Pomegranate Garden

Arghavan Khosravi

188 × 144.8 × 20.3cm

Installation view