Sepand Danesh focuses his research on a world of silence that remains open to multiple interpretations. Each of his works illustrates the existence of solitude, one whose roots lie in Danesh's past: fleeing Iran and the many years of war, the artist's family came to France where he discovered a new culture and learnt its language in books. The main subject of his canvases is the corner, traditionally a place where children are sent as a punishment, but here also somewhere you can turn your gaze inwards and reflect, whether you are there by choice or not. Carefully chosen iconographic elements complement the vertical constructions, opening the door to various interpretations that always evoke the traumatic past of a childhood cut short.Read More
Sepand Danesh (b. 1984 Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Paris, FR). Danesh studied product design at the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in Paris and is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris where he studied under Giuseppe Penone and Philippe Cognée. Danesh also studied painting at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki), Finland. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, including France, Belgium, UAE, Iran and Morocco and his work is including in prestigious collections such as; the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Collection Société Générale and Fondation Colas. Danesh was featured in the Dubai Expo 2020 and he regularly takes part in residencies and performances, including the Mac/Val, which has also featured his work on multiple occasions. In 2022, he had his first solo exhibition with Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles titled Fear of Collapse.
Text courtesy Praz-Delavallade.