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    Presence of The Future 

    Peyman Shaafi Solo

  • In a profoundly personal statement, amidst our ongoing moment of pandemic and social unrest, Shaafi has returned to the purity of geometric patterns and their structures of strict mathematical precision in order to make sense of his chaotic reality. He conflates cosmic energy flows with the satisfying order that geometric rhythms propose in order to form a fresh space grounded in positivity". 

     

    Tabari Artspace is proud to present Presence of The Future, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of Iranian mixed media artist, Peyman Shaafi. The selected works, which span pen and ink sketches and 3-dimensional canvases, form an enriching enquiry into the relationships shared between geometry, astrology and materiality. The artist’s modular works on canvas are rooted in his preoccupation with geometric shapes which have been taken as a symbol of universal harmony across cultures. Observing the world through the interpretive systems of both Western and Persian astrology, Shaafi regards the universe with awe and understands that we are indivisible from it. Shaafi looks to the future-seekers of the past, such as Nostradamus to better know the shape of the future. Drawing from this wisdom, the artist maintains that the unprecedented patterns in the skies of the present have given way to the unchartered changes in 2020 which we have begun to witness. In a profoundly personal statement, amidst our ongoing moment of pandemic and social unrest, Shaafi has returned to the purity of these patterns and structures of strict mathematical precision in order to make sense of his chaotic reality. He conflates cosmic energy flows with the satisfying order that geometric rhythms propose in order to form a fresh space grounded in positivity.
    The works selected for, Presence of The Future, span 2-dimensional linear drawings and 3-dimensional works on canvas. Varying in scale, each piece takes its name from a particular star such as Venus (2020), Deneb (2020) or Canapus (2020). Following ancient geometric principles, Shaafi’s meditative process starts with delicate coloured ink sketches comprised of tens of thousands of infinity lines encoded with the mysteries of the universe apparent in works such as the mesmeric Alpha Gruis (2020). He then reformats these designs into modular 3D canvases which he stretches with meticulous precision and handpaints. The individual elements then come together in symphony to form a whole each piece enriched with its own aura; witnessed in works such as Albaran (2020), which exudes cool, metallic precision or the melding psychedelia of ‘Deneb’. The artist often adds mixed matter to his canvases apparent in works such as Vega (2020) which is finely coated in a sprinkling of glass like moon dust or the remnants of ancient asteroids.

  • Canvas Drawings

    • Peyman Shaafi, Jupiter, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Jupiter, 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Sun, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Sun, 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Gamma , 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Gamma , 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Albaran , 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Albaran , 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Alpha Gruis, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Alpha Gruis, 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Aquila, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Aquila, 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, 2 Orbits , 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, 2 Orbits , 2020
      $ 6,000.00
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  • 3D Canvas

    • Peyman Shaafi, Aquila, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Aquila, 2020
      $ 9,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Canapus, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Canapus, 2020
      $ 12,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Epsilon, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Epsilon, 2020
      $ 12,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Rigel , 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Rigel , 2020
      $ 11,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Vega, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Vega, 2020
      $ 8,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Albaran, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Albaran, 2020
      $ 11,000.00
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    • Peyman Shaafi, Venus, 2020
      Peyman Shaafi, Venus, 2020
      $ 9,000.00
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  • Drawings on Paper

  • B. 1974, in Iran. Peyman Shaafi lives and works in Paris, France. Peyman Shaafi studied calligraphy and Persian scripts since...

    B. 1974, in Iran. Peyman Shaafi lives and works in Paris, France.

     

    Peyman Shaafi studied calligraphy and Persian scripts since an early age and started his work with classic Nastaleeq, but later decided to break all the rules and create his own unique style of writing. He gets his inspiration from colours and the soul of each letter and he uses his musical background to make letters move and dance.

     

     

    A perfect example of the dance of these letters can be seen his “Twisted Characters” collection of 6 different paintings. Peyman Shaafi is the first artist to create his paintings on 3D canvases in different geometrical shapes which he builds from scratch. These unusual canvases are sometimes as much as 10-15 cm high sticking out from the background to convey the message of the artist. Although he works mostly with oil paints, works with mix media can be seen in his collection where he mixes several materials to create a different texture with tiny cracks across the surface of the painting which gives it an old, worn-out look