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Born 1960

Khash, Iran


Dashti's early work depicted powerful desert scenes. This relationship with landscapes, whether natural or human-created, has continued over the years and is still apparent in most of his work today. As he expresses “The root of all my paintings is in nature—sky, earth, clouds and even meteoroids. Every time I painted a subject, every element on my canvas could be traced to something in nature and the presence of these nature's figures proves that I am not an abstract painter. Of course in some of my works, where everything including forms and figures become more condensed, a silhouette of pure abstraction crystallizes.”

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