Laleh Khorramian “Skerts”

Tanja Grunert Gallery

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Laleh Khorramian’s practice incorporates a prolific archive, a vocabulary of imagined otherworldly realms which originate out of stains and liquid paint marks found throughout her monotypes. The artist, with a distinct command of technique, effortlessly engages various mediums including; stop motion animation films, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits and collage. Most recently Khorramian has integrated her extensive background in clothing and costume design into a new body of 3D sculptural futuristic garments made from painted fabric.

An unorthodox sense of materiality along with insistent cinematic tones, coalesce into a choreographed kinetic force throughout her work. Khorramian mines the latent content of aesthetic form with storytelling, observing the psychological, metaphysical and emotional states of human nature like love, despair and alienation. Here time becomes irrelevant as she integrates fiction with spectacle and theater to explore the transience of living matter and its cycles of depletion and plenitude.

What gathering of divine beings converge here, a beat penetrates not heard yet seen in a fluttering vibration. In her nether world the veil grows thin, an archeological tapping of existing relics lodged between concurrent memories of past and future calling. Harmonized waves of layered forms evoke forgotten codes that lull and cajole the subconscious.

Laleh has exhibited internationally, including solo shows in New York, Vienna, and Dubai. These include Water Panics in the Sea, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA (2012); Water Panics in the Sea, Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space, New York, USA (2011); The First Mould of Water, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria (2011); Scene 9, Water Panics in the Sea, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (2009); Zenith and Nadir, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2008) and I Without End, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA (2008). Her work has also been featured in a number of group shows, including Videonale.14, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (2013); Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar (2013); Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY, USA (2013); Cinemephere, FIAC, Jardin des Tuileries, Grand Palais, Paris, France (2012); Making Room: The Space Between Two- and Three- Dimensions, MASS MoCA, USA (2012); Immaterial Extracted, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, USA (2012); Reoriented, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden (2012); Friday late: Night of Norouz, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (2012); Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Art, Turkey (2011) and Unveiled, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2009). She held a solo booth at Art Basel Statements, 2013 and participated in the 6 th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.



from January 12, 2017 to February 18, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-01-12 from 18:00 to 20:00

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