Sirous Namazi

1970 · Iran

Artist biography

Sirous Namazi is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Iran, like other prominent artists such as Icy And Sot, Alireza Fani, Gerard Byrne , Golzar Sanganian, and Mehrdad Rashidi. Sirous Namazi was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sirous Namazi is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries such as Italy, Sweden, and Germany. Galleries include Erica Ravenna in Italy, Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden, and Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany. Sirous Namazi most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden (15 May 2019 until 27 June 2019) with the exhibition New Works. Sirous Namazi's work has also been exhibited during the Transitions exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany (24 January 2020 - 06 March 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Sirous Namazi

Sirous Namazi was born in 1970 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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, connected 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 the group 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 garnered a divisive reputation 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 decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Sirous Namazi

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