Shahpour Pouyan

1979 · Iran

Artist biography

Shahpour Pouyan is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Iran, like other well-known artists such as Danial Pour Arab, Sanam Khatibi, Abdolsamad Abroshan, Amir Mobed, and Mahmoud Bakhshi. Shahpour Pouyan was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shahpour Pouyan is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium. Shahpour Pouyan's work has most recently been exhibited at Copperfield in London (31 October 2018 until 15 December 2018) with the exhibition Wūshuǐ. Shahpour Pouyan's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (25 June 2019 - 12 July 2019) with the name Exposition d’été and Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Bourg Tibourg in France (01 July 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name Exposition estivale. Shahpour Pouyan's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden and took place at Gallery at REDCAT in Los Angeles, the United States from the 21 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Shahpour Pouyan

Shahpour Pouyan was born in 1979, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Shahpour Pouyan

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