Carbon 12 is delighted to announce its second solo exhibition with Sara Rahbar. The artist will present 10 new works, from two new series, "War" and "Confession of a sinner".
Born in 1976 in Tehran, Rahbar has established herself as one of the most promising artists of the 21st century with her very unique aesthetic approach; using vintage textiles and collected objects in her compositions.
Cultural memory and ideological symbols are remixed with a very direct, physical approach, deconstructing personal history and historic momentum alike, crossing the borders of imagination and the imagined, raw and honest. The material itself gets to speak. There is no mediation or transition, but a direct dialogue, reflecting on aspiration and tragedy, the battlefields of mankind and human nature itself.
The titles of her works deserve special attention; every title a short poem, filled with a sharp sense of German Romanticism, brushing against love and death in a spiral of hope and fear.
Her works are held in many prestigious collections worldwide including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Saatchi Collection in London, The Burger Collection in Hong Kong, the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, India, The Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Salsali Private Museum in Dubai, and The Farook Collection in Dubai.
A book of her two recent series, "Confessions of a sinner" and "War", featuring a conversation with gallerist Kourosh Nouri, will be published for this exhibition.