New Work 2017





Hossein Valamanesh’s works make poetry of existence, nature, place and time - arranging natural elements – branches, seeds, foliage, bark, wood, earth, ladders and found objects from domestic life – in refined, compositions. There is a high degree of finish and neatness that can sometimes deflect the actual latent emotional content inside. His corpus is infused with gentle humanity. Artists who have followed his career speak of each new show being like an episode of a major epic poem cycle, part of a continuous whole. He has produced major public sculptures in collaboration with Angela Valamanesh and worked in several fields including set design and more recently video.

In Art Monthly (Oct 2017), Andrew Purvis writes: another refrain of Valamanesh’s practise is the entangling of his two homelands, juxtaposing the intricate ornamentation and patterning of Islamic art with natural elements sourced from his (Adelaide) garden and surrounding suburbs.