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Dastan's Basement | Le Premier
“Let us begin with the simplest… the cultural phenomena consist of bodily movements, and of the environmental modifications resulting by these movements."
About the Exhibition
The “Le Premier” series consists of three pieces, the eponymous “Le Premier”, “Rearrangement”, and “Techmeria”.
Nima Zaare Nahandi defines these pieces as “schematic representations of the evolution of human mental capacities”. Following his methodical approach to artistic creation, the artist unfolds the intellectual framework culminating in the formation of ‘‘le Premier” in a detailed analysis of his visual elements. In addition to a number of more recent works, the current exhibition includes a full-text version of the artist’s statement titled “Le Premier”, which is available both at the gallery and online. His second solo show at Dastan, this exhibition also features acrylic, watercolor, pencil drawings, and fine art prints on paper.
About the Artist: Nima Zaare Nahandi
Currently living and working in Tehran, Nima Zaare Nahandi (b. 1983, Tehran) graduated in Pure Mathematics from University of Tehran (2005, Tehran), continued his education in arts at the Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts (2010, Paris), and completed a two-year residency at Casa de Vèlazquez (2012, Madrid) where he developed his personal style and artistic practice. His painting process can be considered as a study, in which the artist's delicate technique and exacting details emerge as the result of months of patient work, with a single work sometimes taking over a year to complete.
The “Le Premier” series, which consists of three pieces, the eponymous “Le Premier”, “Rearrangement”, and “Techmeria”, articulates, in a schematic manner, essential moments in the evolution of human cognitive capacities; fundamental aptitudes such as abstraction, language and the creation of culture. The visual elements refer to essential notions in the course of this narrative.
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