Approved: 21.09.2006

Cyrus Iravani

Artist

Approved: 21.09.2006

I am a figurative painter. My work is sourced from personal archives- some mine, some from others. These fragmented encounters then become a recovery operation of sorts, a continuation of a process that begins with the transfer of salvaged super 8 film, “rescued” to VHS and then digitised. The degenerated digital image becomes the object that I paint. As each medium of record deteriorates, the

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  • Location: London
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: 2d, cyrus iravani, memory, nostalgia, cyrus, iravani, childhood
 

Artist Statement

I am a figurative painter. My work is sourced from personal archives- some mine, some from others. These fragmented encounters then become a recovery operation of sorts, a continuation of a process that begins with the transfer of salvaged super 8 film, “rescued” to VHS and then digitised. The degenerated digital image becomes the object that I paint. As each medium of record deteriorates, the act of painting becomes another phase in the futile attempt to make permanent that which is fleeting and transitory. These works are not intended to be nostalgic glimpses of an Arcadian idyll, rather to acknowledge the terminal and irreversible nature of time.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Fine Art (painting), Wimbledon College of Art 1990 - BA (Hons) 3-Dimensional Design (furniture and related products), Kingston Polytechnic Group exhibitions 2012 - The Santorini Biennale, "The Past: History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia", Santorini Island, Greece 2011 - Persona Arts Festival, The Rag Factory, London 2010 - After the End, The Elysium Gallery, Swansea 2010 - Crash Open Salon Show, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2008 - "A dot becomes a line, a line becomes a square", The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 2007 - Art Auction in support of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1, London 2007 - MA's All, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire 2006 - BASE!, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London 2006 - MA Show, Wimbledon College of Art