Reza Derakshani

1952 · Iran

Artist biography

Reza Derakshani is seen as an established artist, who originates from Iran, like other celebrated artists such as Marzieh Hakim, Katayoun Javan, Maziar Mokhtari, Anoush Abrar, and Zahra Ghyasi. Reza Derakshani was born in 1952.


Reza Derakshani's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States with the exhibition The Shadow of a Fig Tree Quiets My Soul (25 February 2020 - 18 April 2020). Reza Derakshani's only other exhibition is EMPTY HOUSE PARTY, which took place at SETAREH in Düsseldorf, Germany (17 May 2019 - 27 June 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Reza Derakshani

Born in 1952, Reza Derakshani's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Reza Derakshani

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