about me


Sahar KhalKhalian

Sahar Khalkhalian 1976 Tehran Iran

Education:
1994-Art Diploma-Germany
1995-98-Specialized Courses-Atashkadeh Studio- Aydin Aghdashlou

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 Shirin Gallery - Abu Dhabi
2016 Shirin Gallery - Art Miami
2015 “Turbulent”, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran.
2014 Aun Gallery, Tehran-Iran.
2010 Aun Gallery, Tehran-Iran.
2001 Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran.
2001 Hoffmann Gallery, Lubeck-Germany .
1998 Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran.

galleries



War and Peace

If there had been times when war between humans was considered a glorious epic encouraging the youths to partake in it; today, with the help of real imageries, our eyes have been opened to the bitter and pitiful realities of conflicts, and its outcomes are mentioned as “disasters of war” all over the world.  The dark aftermaths of war not only have made life a misery for many, but have also caused a serious threat to living creatures and the natural ecosystem of the planet. Yet, dictators, colonizers, the gluttonous politicians, advocates of degenerate ideologies and extremist religious groups etc.… who are the main reasons behind wars and their disasters, resist the disclosure of catastrophes and have soldiers and supporters supporting them blindly. Against them however, a great majority of people along with other creatures and inhabitants of this planet; trees, birds, four-legged animals and all the aquatic beings have all unanimously united to say no to war and warmongering.
Winter 2018


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Turbulent, Solo Painting Exhibition

The Turbulent Series started for me in a period of my artistic and personal life where I went into a phase of isolation, and omitted certain things from my thought and life.  Lack of attachment and dependency, helped me discover a new sense of self.
These series of my paintings are figures that gradually stepped out of isolation, and the austerity while focusing on myself, is to explore the issue of isolation and loneliness.
My paintings are my observations of people who are isolated physically and mentally even in the crowd.
Turbulent series in my life was a way to escape from the impasse I dealt in my life, my paintings are my means to portrait this feeling.

Sahar Khalkhalian
Fall 2015





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life crossword

Daryabandari, whose excerpt is reproduced in the first two paragraphs of this article), managed to entice Pezeshknia’s family to provide his art pieces to the public. Steadily, his art took its deserved place in iranian art history.It would suffice to see only a few of his drawings and‫/‬or paintings in order to recognize his style under any condition.
Using Pezeshknia’s style and excellent technique for Sahar Khalkhalian, Pezeshknia’s granddaughter, is more natural and even more acceptable than anyone else’s because she has lived and bonded with every one of her grandather’s brush strokes.This is in addition to the fact that in addition to being influenced by Pezeshknia, one can see obvious pursuit and exploration in her work. It is not far fatted to imagine witnessing another Pezeshknia in Sahar who has achieved her very own personal style after dedicated and maddeningly hard work.
Mohammad Zahraie




  Hope,2010-Mixed media on canvas
200*200 cm
Arab Woman,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*200 cm Wait II,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*150 cm Desire,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*150 cm Women of my land,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*200 cm Suspicion,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*200 cm Wait I,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*200 cm Love,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*200 cm Mask,2010-Mixed media on canvas 200*150 cm
     

men and women to my eyes

“Houshang Pezeshknia was one of only three or four artists who introduced modern painting into Iranian art after August 1929.Awareness and understanding that is prevalent in today”s contemporary art scene is indebted to his work.
Many years prior to his death in 1972, Houshang Pezeshknia lived in recluse. He not only did not exhibit his works, but also did not take orders or even sell any of his art pieces. that is why the younger generation either didn’t get to know him or simply forget about him.”
After Pezeshknia’s death, artists and art lovers who had seen his art pieces here and there, or had studied them and had written about them (such as Najaf Daryabandari, whose excerpt is reproduced in the first two paragraphs of this article), managed to entice Pezeshknia’s family to provide his art pieces to the public. Steadily, his art took its deserved place in iranian art history.It would suffice to see only a few of his drawings and‫/‬or paintings in order to recognize his style under any condition.

Using Pezeshknia’s style and excellent technique for Sahar Khalkhalian, Pezeshknia’s granddaughter, is more natural and even more acceptable than anyone else’s because she has lived and bonded with every one of her grandather’s brush strokes.This is in addition to the fact that in addition to being influenced by Pezeshknia, one can see obvious pursuit and exploration in her work. It is not far fatted to imagine witnessing another Pezeshknia in Sahar who has achieved her very own personal style after dedicated and maddeningly hard work.
Mohammad Zahraie


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early works

gallery,Lubeck,Germany 2001 and Iran

“…I find it necessary to tell that you that you’ll need to be very precise as wall as work hard,not only at painting,but also at understandng culture and history.For this, it is necessary to disregard the distractions, and to open your eyes and mind.I really enjoyed seeing the strength in your work. I tried noy to let the friendship and respect that I have for your grandfather influence my judgment of your work,and I have succeeded in doing just that…”
with great interest and hopes of your future success
excerpts from a letter to Sahar khalkhalian


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News



  •  “Shadow of my Grandfather: Houshang Pezeshknia ”

    “Shadow of my Grandfather: Houshang Pezeshknia ”
    2016-05-07 00:00:00

    compiled by Sahar Khalkhalian.

    The book is a complete monograph about life and time of Houshang Pezeshknia, Pioneer Modern Iranian Painter with introductions by Ebrahim Golestan, Najaf Darya Bandari and Ali Bakhtiari. The book includes variety of works such as his very early paintings, Illustrations and graphic design works, South Paintings and rarely seen archival material.

    The launch will coincide a talk in the gallery with Javad Mojabi, Shahrouz Mohajer and Ali Bakhtiari.

  • CONTEXT Art Miami - Photos
    2015-12-13 11:59:11

    CONTEXT Art Miami Photos

  • Shirin Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami

    Shirin Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami
    2015-11-30 13:16:46

    Shirin Gallery is returning to CONTEXT Art Miami this December. The exhibition will feature works by Masoumeh Abirinia, Afsoon, Fereydoun Ave, Mahmoud Hamadani, Hadi Hazavei, Sahar Khalkhalian, Ali Kourechian, Angela Larian, Adel Hosseini Nik, Hooman Nobakht, Farnaz Rabieijah, Mahmood Sabzi, and Ali Akbar Sadeghi.

    The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
    2901 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137

    Preview: December 1st, 5:30pm – 10pm
    Fair: December 2nd – 5th, 11am – 8pm & 6th, 11am-6pm

  • TURBULENT, SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITION, Opening photos
    2015-11-28 14:19:21

    TURBULENT, SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITION, Opening photos

  • TURBULENT, SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITION

    TURBULENT, SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITION
    2015-11-22 14:07:42

    Opening: October 30th From: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    October 30th to November 11th, 2015

    The Turbulent Series started for me in a period of my artistic and personal life where I went into a phase of isolation, and omitted certain things from my thought and life. Lack of attachment and dependency, helped me discover a new sense of self.
    These series of my paintings are figures that gradually stepped out of isolation, and the austerity while focusing on myself, is to explore the issue of isolation and loneliness.
    My paintings are my observations of people who are isolated physically and mentally even in the crowd.
    Turbulent series in my life was a way to escape from the impasse I dealt in my life, my paintings are my means to portrait this feeling.

    Sahar Khalkhalian
    Fall 2015

  • Photographer Newsha Tavakolian takes us through the looking glass.

    Photographer Newsha Tavakolian takes us through the looking glass.
    2015-11-21 12:26:57

    Sahar Khalkhalian, a painter, finishes her artwork days before her solo exhibition opens at Shirin Art Gallery, that also has a space in NewYork City.

    Time.com

  • MEN AND WOMEN TO MY EYES

    MEN AND WOMEN TO MY EYES
    2010-11-22 14:13:14

    “Houshang Pezeshknia was one of only three or four artists who introduced modern painting into Iranian art after August 1929. Awareness and understanding that is prevalent in today’s contemporary art scene is indebted to his work.

    Many years prior to his death in 1972, Houshang Pezeshknia lived in recluse. He not only did not exhibit his works, but also did not take orders or even sell any of his art pieces. That is why the younger generation either didn’t get to know him or simply forgot about him.”

    After Pezeshknia’s death, artists and art lovers who had seen his art pieces here and there, or had studied them and had written about them (such as Najaf Daryabandari, whose excerpt is reproduced in the first two paragraphs of this article), managed to entice Pezeshknia’s family to provide his art pieces to the public. Steadily, his art took its deserved place in Iranian art history. It would suffice to see only a few of his drawings and/or paintings in order to recognize his style under any condition.

    Using Pezeshknia’s style and excellent technique for Sahar Khalkhalian, Pezeshknia’s granddaughter, is more natural and even more acceptable than anyone else’s because she has lived and bonded with every one of her grandfather’s brush strokes. This is in addition to the fact that in addition to being influenced by Pezeshknia, one can see obvious pursuit and exploration in her work. It is not far fetched to imagine witnessing another Pezeshknia in Sahar who has achieved her very own personal style after dedicated and maddeningly hard work.

    Mohhamad Zahraei




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