Re-Emerge: New Work by Khosro Berahmandi

"Astonished Beast," 2008, Khosro Berahmandi

Iranian artist Khosro Berahmandi writes to let us know he will be showing new drawings and paintings at Montreal’s MEKIC gallery in an exhibition entitled “Re-Emerge.” From MEKIC, here’s more about the work:

In this exhibition, Khosro once again ventures into extremely refined improvisations to offer us his reading of re-emergence.  He invites us to explore the unity of light, dark, and the eternal renewal of creation.  The artist uses the Persian word taro-poud, “The fund”, to refer to the inseparability of life and death, two threads that weave the story of our universe.

The exhibit will be on display until November 16.

(Previously on Pars Arts: Khosro Berahmandi’s “Argile étincelante” Show)

Artist Khosro Berahmandi’s “Argile étincelante” Show


Montreal-based Iranian artist Khosro Berahmandi sent a note letting us know about his exhibition entitled “Argile étincelante” opening this Friday night at MEKIC in Montreal. The show ends on November 2, so check it out. Babel Fish won’t tell me what “Argile étincelante” means; if you can translate this, please leave a comment. (Apparently it means “bright/shiny clay” – thanks, Asad!) From MEKIC:


Khosro’s early visual language was based on an expressionistic cry that attempted to portrait the human despair. Based on his personal experience, he produced a body of dark abstract expressionistic work that was desperately destroyed by himself in 1992.

I kind of find myself wanting to see the stuff that was desperately destroyed. Here’s some more:

After his studies in Paris and his return to Montreal, he turned his attention towards a more fantasy based language that would replace the imagination and dream with despair and horrific human experience. He concentrated his attention towards the Iranian literature and mythology, while looking in to the culture of miniature visionary of the Indo-Iranian experience of 11th to 16th century for inspiration.

I’m not really sure what that means but I like the combination of muted, dark backgrounds, intricate lines, and bursts of color (like the bright red and turquoise in the piece above) in his work.