Bahman MOHASSESS

Bahman MOHASSESS

"Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010), primarily as a painter and sculptor, but also as a stage director and translator, tried to overcome the tragic vision that characterises the 20th century through an aesthetic of catastrophe and artistic universe inhabited by grotesque personages. Putting Iranian history into the post-World War II international context, his works confront political events and traumas. His one-of-a-kind intercultural dialogue with the surrealists, A. Giacometti, Henry Moore, Primitivism and also Renaissance art, led him on a truly cosmopolitan journey, between actual places and secret geographies." - Morad Montazami