Shahryar Hatami

Persian “Miniature” is a multilayered, mysterious art form. The more traditional and metaphysical reading of its imagery connects it to the imaginal world and the realm of divinity, and the historical approach addresses its symbolic and mythological aspects. Nonetheless the mystery is not in what the painting reveals, but in the language concealed under the images. Persian painters reflect their deep understanding of geometry, astrology, and perspective by a worldly and temporal language, drawn through the painters’ compass, set square, and rulers, and not through their virtuosity or imagination.

Since the foundation of the first library-atelier in Rabi‘ Rashīdī in Tabriz (8th AH), until a bit later than “Shah Tahmāsb’s repentance” which led to the exclusion of the painters from the royal atelier (117-18 AH), for three hundred years the Persian Miniature was following an identifiable, coherent, and integrated visual language.

The method that has been applied to this study, which aims to decode this “particular way of seeing” is based on the routine of the works of medieval artists. It demystifies Iranian Miniature and leads to the hidden geometry of the image; an attempt to revive a remarkable visual thought in Iran’s cultural geography. In this research, 120 illuminated manuscripts, from Jāmi‘ Al-tawārīkh (707 AH) to so-called Shah Abbās’s Shāhnāmeh (1006 AH), have been studied through the discoveries of Iranian medieval mathematicians.2021 June


One of the distinguishing aspects of my practice is to challenge observation and visual perception. Subject matters that I choose vary from contemporary issues to classical art. References to art history and the history of seeing are inseparable to my art. Yet, I do not put art history on a pedestal as references are not there to be praised or to give joy; they rather work against each other.
Each of my works has a different subject matter as I do not make series. I mix painting and sculpture with mechanical machines that question the nature of painting and sometimes go against the nature of creation and even ruin it. 2015 Dec

Shahryar Hatami

Born: 1983
Tehran, Iran


Solo Exhibitions

2021
The Concealed over the Revealed ( Visual Engineering in Persian Painting )
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2016
Selected Works by Shahryar Hatami
Curated by: Michel Dewilde
De Bond, Buiten Smedenvest 1, 8000, Brugge, Belgium
2015
Painting and Installation, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014
Painting Exhibition, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012
Painting Exhibition, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003
Painting Exhibition, Elaheh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2002
Painting Exhibition, Shabda Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected of Group Exhibitions

2017
– 7th Tehran National Sculpture Biennial - Tehran Contemporary Art Museum - Iran
 
– "POSSIBLE WORLDS" - c/o Waschhaus Gallery - Potsdam - Germany
2016
– Bosch's Festival - De Bond - Brugge - Belgium
2015
– 10th Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey
2014
– "100 Painters Of Tomorrow", Contemporary Art Gallery, NYC
2012
– Painting Exhibition, Endless, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
– Drowing Exhibition, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
– The First Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition of Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
– Painting Exhibition, Agony and Ecstasy, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008
– Sa'adabad Palace - Museum of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
2007
Annual Festival of Visual Arts - Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2006
– Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2003
– Exhibition of the Artists’ Association of Painters, Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran
– Annual Design, Barg gallery, Tehran, Iran
2002
Painting Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

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Selected Works by Shahryar Hatami

Curated by: Michel Dewilde

Opening: 3 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
Opening Hours: 11 am-18 pm

De Bond, Buiten Smedenvest 1, 8000, Brugge, Belgium

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Recent Works by Shahryar Hatami

Opening: 18 Dec 2015, Friday
Opening Hours: 4-8 pm

Aaran Art Gallery

No.12, Day Alley, North Kheradmand St., Karimkhan Av., Tehran,Iran.Tel +98-21-88829086-7


100 Painters of Tomorrow

Shahryar Hatami one of the selected artists that included in the publication of "100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW",
published by Thames & Hudson in autumn 2014.

100 Painters of Tomorrow

Thames & Hudson


Shahryar Hatami's Solo Painting Exhibition

Opening:Friday,April 25, 2014    4-8 pm.

Aaran Art Gallery

No.12, Day Alley, North Kheradmand St., Karimkhan Av., Tehran,Iran.Tel +98-21-88829086-7

Contact details

Tehran - Iran

hatami.shahryar@gmail.com

shahryarhatami.com