Contemporary artist Bahman Borojeni

Contemporary artist Bahman Borojeni.

Bahman Borojeni was born in 1942 was as deeply indebted to the events of the 1960s as their formative influences. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging alongside each other. On one hand, Pop championed the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. He trained at Tehran University of Art, where he came to notice while still a student, when he won rst prize for engraving at the 1964 Tehran Biennale. Jacques Lassaigne (director of the Paris Museum of Modern Art) offered him a grant to participate in the Paris Biennale. In 1972, he won rst prize for painting at the Iranian Contemporary Art Exhibition and, in 1976, received a commission for a monumental 67 m2 fresco for the lobby of the Ministry of Agriculture in Tehran.

In 1990, after receiving another grant, from the Cité Internationale des Arts artists’ residence, he relocated to Paris to dedicate himself exclusively to painting. He now paints out of his Montmartre studio and have regular local and international exhibitions. His style, both mystical and contemporary, sublimates everyday life, transforming it into almost calligraphic pictorial composition.

During his career so far, Bahman Borojeni has had more than 110 solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Iran, France, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and the United States. His work can be found in public and private collections, from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Kerman Museum of Art, the Farah Pahlavi Collection to the Jacques Lassaigne Collection. More recently, his work has been sold at a number of auctions, including Christie’s.

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