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Lived/Active: Iran, Islamic Republic of/France      Known for: lyrical watercolor and oil painting, murals, lithography, sculpture, teaching

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Bahman Borojeni is an Iranian Painter who was born in 1942. A student of Hazrat Shah Maghsoud and Hazrat Nader Shah Angha, he did his studies based on multiple artistic domains: painting, graphics, architecture, sculpture, and a doctorate in archeology. His principal professors were Hanibal Alkhas and Yvan Gerard.  Borojeni was also university professor for twenty years and director of the Beaux Arts of Tehran from 1979 to 1981.

Today, Bahman currently maintains a studio and gallery in Montmartre, France. Maintaining his reserve and discreet style, Bahman does work that seems in constant graphic evolution. One can see him work, ruthless and free, at the Place du Tertre; here he has dreamt and worked at a place that fits him like a glove. His attitude of "grand seigneur" and graciousness form a contrast to the usual bitter, merchants that surround him. 

Bahman Borojeni appears more and more like a true lyricist; the techniques, used during his first classic period are the foundation for later works that have been described as "hauntedly enchanting" where matter vibrates and is given density and illumination.

“His work is an ode to light, to the sense, to life, all seriously celebrated with grace and lightness; his works are a melancholic call to the joy of seeing, of living and creating a secret compartment within the fragility of things.” J.M. Gabert.

With more than one hundred and ten shows to his name, Borojeni has exhibited in such countries as Iran, France, Norway, United States and Japan.

Awards: 
1964: First prize Burning Biennale Tehran, Ministry of Culture
1965: First Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition, Iran National Shows & One Man Shows: 
1972: French Exchange Lascain Jacques, Marc Chagall
1990: Gallery Sandoz Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris Exposition of lithos & drawings
1991 Galery Pierre Hautot, Paris, France. Exhibition of watercolors
1991 Grand Palais, (Salon d'Automne) Paris Exhibition of oil paintings
1992 Gorky Gallery, New York City, New York. Exhibition of oil paintings
1996: International Contemporary Art Fair, (Palais des Expositions) Nice, France.
1997 Gallery Sandoz, International City of Arts, Paris Exhibition of watercolors and collages.

Submitted by Brady Dreasher, Art Professional


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Bahman Borojeni was born in Iran in 1942. He  taught art in Iran  for 20 years . He contributed to the teaching of arts in Iran ,through his involvement in the foundation for Arts at Tehran University. His artistic competences range from painting on canvas, mural painting, lithography, sculpture, architecture, graphic design and calligraphy.

He worked with classical and academic techniques followed by modern art. His current work is characterized by his focus on the mystical dimension, which goes beyond the pure technical aspect. He has lived for the last 20years in Paris. He regularly exhibits in countries such as Norway, Belgium, Tunisia, Japan and United States.

Submitted by Dr. M. Noorani

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"Bahman Borojeni", ARTNETWORKING, http://www.artnetworking.com/contact.asp


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