"Installed in the common areas of LMAKprojects is Birth of Pattern ...by Negar Ahkami who has worked extensively to update Persian art by depicting the impact of Western culture on traditional Persian domestic and social life...For the first time, Ahkami has fully extended her painting into three-dimensions by creating a social, domestic space for viewers to use, giving physicality to her paintings into real time, making it possible for the viewer to experience the performative aspects of the artist’s fantastic collision of East and West." (Excerpt from Press Release)

"Installed in the common areas of LMAKprojects is Birth of Pattern ...by Negar Ahkami who has worked extensively to update Persian art by depicting the impact of Western culture on traditional Persian domestic and social life...For the first time, Ahkami has fully extended her painting into three-dimensions by creating a social, domestic space for viewers to use, giving physicality to her paintings into real time, making it possible for the viewer to experience the performative aspects of the artist’s fantastic collision of East and West." (Excerpt from Press Release)

Napoleonic Delight, acrylic on panel, 2007
Napoleonic Delight, acrylic on panel, 2007

"Birth of Pattern presents a rich visual essay – in painting and functional sculpture – that expresses how the two sides of occidental and oriental cultures have become so inextricably linked that they are no longer distinct." (Excerpt from Press Release by Sara Reisman)

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 "Ahkami revisits the Western genre of harem paintings, with complex references to Iran’s art and culture, giving her Muslim odalisques a humanity that transcends the exoticism of Western representations. Her intimate paintings are often rendered into layered and textured surfaces, lifting away from the flatness of painting." (Excerpt from press release by Sara Reisman) 

"Ahkami revisits the Western genre of harem paintings, with complex references to Iran’s art and culture, giving her Muslim odalisques a humanity that transcends the exoticism of Western representations. Her intimate paintings are often rendered into layered and textured surfaces, lifting away from the flatness of painting." (Excerpt from press release by Sara Reisman) 

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 "Installed in the common areas of LMAKprojects is Birth of Pattern ...by Negar Ahkami who has worked extensively to update Persian art by depicting the impact of Western culture on traditional Persian domestic and social life...For the first time, Ahkami has fully extended her painting into three-dimensions by creating a social, domestic space for viewers to use, giving physicality to her paintings into real time, making it possible for the viewer to experience the performative aspects of the artist’s fantastic collision of East and West." (Excerpt from Press Release)
Napoleonic Delight, acrylic on panel, 2007
2007.BirthOfPattern.jpg
TheBridge.jpg
 "Ahkami revisits the Western genre of harem paintings, with complex references to Iran’s art and culture, giving her Muslim odalisques a humanity that transcends the exoticism of Western representations. Her intimate paintings are often rendered into layered and textured surfaces, lifting away from the flatness of painting." (Excerpt from press release by Sara Reisman) 
014.WantedHand.jpg
Negar_Ahkami_0013.jpg
EternalTea.jpg
IslamablesAntiterrorMatryoshkaDolls.jpg
Meltdown.jpg

"Installed in the common areas of LMAKprojects is Birth of Pattern ...by Negar Ahkami who has worked extensively to update Persian art by depicting the impact of Western culture on traditional Persian domestic and social life...For the first time, Ahkami has fully extended her painting into three-dimensions by creating a social, domestic space for viewers to use, giving physicality to her paintings into real time, making it possible for the viewer to experience the performative aspects of the artist’s fantastic collision of East and West." (Excerpt from Press Release)

Napoleonic Delight, acrylic on panel, 2007

"Birth of Pattern presents a rich visual essay – in painting and functional sculpture – that expresses how the two sides of occidental and oriental cultures have become so inextricably linked that they are no longer distinct." (Excerpt from Press Release by Sara Reisman)

"Ahkami revisits the Western genre of harem paintings, with complex references to Iran’s art and culture, giving her Muslim odalisques a humanity that transcends the exoticism of Western representations. Her intimate paintings are often rendered into layered and textured surfaces, lifting away from the flatness of painting." (Excerpt from press release by Sara Reisman) 

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