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Siavash Momeny

  • Lazy Sunday

    Acrylic on canvas
    300 x 300 mm
    Signed
    2019

  • Forgotten Glass

    Acrylic on canvas
    400 x 300 mm
    Signed
    2019

  • Unwrapped

    Acrylic on canvas
    400 x 300 mm
    Signed

  • Bravery

    Acrylic on canvas
    510 x 405 mm
    Signed

  • One Against

    Acrylic on canvas
    910 x 1220 mm
    Signed

  • Eleven 11

    Acrylic on canvas
    900 x 1200 mm
    Signed

  • Ribbon of Gold

    Acrylic on canvas
    610 x 610 mm
    Signed & dated 2018 verso

  • Ready to Rock

    Acrylic on canvas
    760 x 520 mm
    Signed & dated 2018 verso

  • What I’d Do

    Acrylic on canvas
    760 x 760 mm
    Signed & dated 2018 verso

Originally from Iran, Siavash Momeny graduated from Tehran University before immigrating to New Zealand over twenty years ago.

Inferences of migration and change are prominent themes in Momeny’s paintings. He depicts objects wrapped in newspaper and although their surface is masked, the objects are usually clearly recognisable. The “newspaper” often includes political and social messages.

Artist’s comment:

Objects from our past are locked in with our memories and associations. By covering an object, it becomes universal rather than specific and the viewer may see it from their memory. When items were wrapped and put away, the newspapers used to protect them were current – therefore another reminder of not only the personal memory of the object, but also the wider association of what was happening in the world at that particular time.

The sight of recognizable forms wrapped up also communicates the idea of moving from place to place – the transient nature of our lives and the mental state associated with this event.”

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT ARTIS

2018 – Gone Fishin’, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2016 – Contribution, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2014 – Minority, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2013 – Auckland Art Fair
2012 –  Still, Still Life, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2010 – Deracination, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2007 – Recent Painting, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2005 – Selected, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2004 – Recent Painting, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland


ACADEMIC HISTORY

1971 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tehran University of Fine Arts
1972 Bachelor of Technical Science (Interior Architecture), Tehran University of Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Gone Fishin’, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2016 – Contribution, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2014 – Minority, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2013 – Auckland Art Fair
2012 – Still, Still Life, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2010 – Deracination, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2007 – Recent Painting, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2005 – Selected, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2004 – Recent Painting, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland

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