10 Nov - 24 Nov, 2023
Twenty years ago, friends and partners, Samira Eskandarfar and Hamed Sahihi, held their first duo show at Laleh Gallery. This exhibition is a celebration of twenty years of their collaboration, showcasing the exhibitions that they held together and a selection of what came later.
Samira Eskandarfar is always capable of shocking our senses. Her bold lines and fantastical approach to portrait painting in particular, is engaging, long after the exhibition is ended these portraits are remembered.
The theatrical aspect of her work and her courage in showing the ugly side of stories next to the endearing aspects of same stories- two sides of same coin- makes her the extraordinary image maker that she is.
Silent spaces are the setting of dramas of Hamed Sahihi. Irrational perspective is another element of his works. In his latest series of paintings, human presence is concealed and the center stage is given to vigorous energy that fills the pictorial space.
His large scale paintings, express sensation of vastness and solitude, in the same way that the Dervishes chant their prayers. With open eyes he remains a dreamer.