The main concern of this series is time. Although none of the works refer to time directly, for me, they are concerned with the way we perceive time.
That one can understand the concept of time exactly when something begins. Or that time is felt more strongly when something begins to develops or change. All of these works mark the moment when something begins, changes, or finishes, when two things influence and transform one another, or when one thing spoils another thing. There are no allegories in this collection. All works, however, are born out of a mental image; a mental image that is embedded with light and space.
Hamed Sahihi says" I think my attempt in "Slowness" is similar to the illustrations to be scientific, but, in fact, is not scientific at all and alchemists tried to accurately explain something, which does not even exist in reality, using iconography that was somewhat decorative. Nonetheless, they have explained something unreal accurately and have made paintings for their explanations as well".
" I feel that I have done the same in this collection. I wanted to paint my inner feelings before, but it was different this time. I have attempted to explain something in the picture, something that does not have an outer or pictorial equation" the artist added.
Sahihi says "Attention to and precision id detailing is joyful in itself. Many have asked me if the works are digital print or not. I think this question comes from the emphasis on details. Performing the textures was important to me on another aspect as well. The painting of some textures, such as metal stains and rust, meadow, bark, floor, and other similar textures, follow an unorderly pattern which makes them difficult to paint using reason and thus I have used other tools like a cloth or sponge despite the fact that I have sometimes used brushes in order to achieve a random effect while controlling it. Moreover, I used wet paint in the works and it helped me change the textures easily and get closer to what is seen in nature"
Hamed Sahihi Born in 1980 in Tehran. Trained in Tehran and graduating with a Master of Arts in Painting in 2003.
The exhibition will run until April 16.