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Farsad Labbauf EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Joseph (Gaze)
Farsad Labbauf
Joseph (Gaze)

2008

Oil on canvas

142.3 x 112 cm
Farsad Labbauf’s paintings are immediately recognizable from his highly idiosyncratic style. Influenced by traditional Persian arts such as calligraphy, tapestry, and the poetry of Rumi, Labbauf’s contemporary portraits convey a metaphysical approach to painting where line, colour and texture are used less to ’depict’ an image than to describe its essence. In Jospeh (Gaze), his realistic portrait of a man immediately breaks down as an illusion as hundreds of delicately applied brush strokes and carefully delineated tonal patterns transform the image into abstraction. Describing his work as "an attempt for the union of the internal", Labbauf’s paintings offer a meditative quality. Through their fragmented appearance, Labbauf’s images transcend fixed time or place, conceiving this unresolved state as a more accurate or truthful representation of reality.

Farsad Labbauf's BIOGRAPHY

Farsad Labbauf
Born in 1965, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in New York



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Manifestation of Unity, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007
12 Esfahanis, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2005
12 Esfahanis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, Iran
12 Esfahanis– (Drawings & Photos), Art Center Gallery, Esfahan, Iran

1993
Beyond Flesh, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

1991
Vocabulary of Faith, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Heroes & Villains, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Summer in the City, Amstel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In Portrait, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY
My Super Hero, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
My Super Hero, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010
IRAN DiVERSO: Black or White?, EX AURUM Musuem, Pescara, Italy
IRAN DiVERSO: Black or White?, Verso Artecontemporanea Gallery, Turin, Italy
In & Out, Project B Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009
Back from the U.S. Amstel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Unveiled:New Art From The Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2008
Group Show, Lital Mehr Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Leslie Lohman Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Cool Aid Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
Per Square Foot Dieu Donne Gallery, New York

2006
The Zip Tie Project Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2004
Jersey (New), Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2003
Group Show, Havelli Inc., Miami, Fl
Group Show, Gallery at 49, New York
Land and Roots, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami
Happiness and Pretence, Bibliotheque Gabrielle-Roy, Quebec, QC, Canada

2002
Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York
Solange Rabello Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Group Show, Gallery at 49, New York

2001
Body Language, Leslie Lohman Art Foundation, New York
Food, Clothing, Shelter, ABC No Rio, New York
Searching for Ono No Komachi, Gallery 128, New York

2000
Group Show, Gallery 128, New York

1994
Recent Paintings, Kingston Gallery, Boston

1993
Anything But Paper, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
Untitled, Kingston Gallery, Boston

1992
Power and Control, Waiting for the Barbarians, Kingston Gallery, Boston

1991
Group Exhibition, Artspace, Phoenix
New American Talent, Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, (2 years national touring exhibition)

1990
Works on/of Paper, Q.C.C Gallery, Bayside, New York

1989
Boston Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston

1988
Fiber Structure National VI
Downey Museum of Art, CA
Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, IL
20/20 Exhibition, Helio Galleries, New York