10 Years Haleh Gallery

10 YEARS !

Anniversary Exhibition!  HALEH GALLERY




This year in September Haleh Gallery celebrates the 10th anniversary. In the anniversary exhibition we show the works of artists currently represented by the gallery:

Participating Artists:

Annegret Soltau

Hassan Massoudy

Josef Lang

Sara Sarshar

Katayoun Rouhi

Since 2010, Haleh Gallery has been working on the development of its curatorial program with a focus on:  establishing a dialogue between the cultures of the art world; building a bridge between art from East and West; and spanning an arc from traditional to experimental media.

The anniversary exhibition CHIAROSCURO reflects the diversity of artistic expression and the different ways in which artists explore in their works the theme of “monochromy”. The exhibition title CHIAROSCURO is a reference to art history, where light and dark contrasts have always played a crucial role. By focusing on light and dark in painting and graphic arts, the viewers of chiaroscuro art can easily detach themselves from the colours of the objects. The abstract representation of the objects, is able to move the experience of its form into the spotlight. With the concentration on pure form, not only the underlying artistic structures become more visible, but also the pictorial content of the individual works moves further into the horizon of experience. 

In her black and white photo etchings, Annegret Soltau, a pioneer of feminist art in Germany, visualizes in her complex self-portraits physical processes. The artist Hassan Massoudy often finds his artistic inspiration in poetry, which he transforms into contemporary art works by means of classical Arabic calligraphy. The transformation of images and metaphors from poetry into canvas is also an important artistic strategy for Katayoun Rouhi. Rouhi’s artistic works oscillate between painting and poetry. Poetry is the inner, invisible form of her works, while painting represents the outer and visible manifestation of her art. 

Sara Sarshar’s sculpture “” is a contemporary translation of the chiaroscuro principle of painting into sculpture. The reduction of colour gives the work its own dramaturgy and a new urgency. Josef Lang’s sculptures also persist in the ambivalence and ambiguity between anthropomorphic forms and abstract objects. 

This overview of the exhibited artworks demonstrates that CHIAROSCURO is the unifying element of the artworks’ diversity. Despite or perhaps, due to the artworks’ Chiaroscuro, the exhibition provides exciting and thought-provoking image contents.

Annegret Soltau lives and works in Germany. She studied from 1967-72 painting and graphic arts at the art universities in Hamburg and Vienna. 1986-87 fellow at Villa Massimo, Rome, 2000 art price oft he city of Darmstadt with the exhibition “Ich selbst”.

Numerous international group and solo exhibitions (selection): 

SCHWANGER, Frieze Masters – Spotlight, One Woman Show, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London UK (2018); SELBST, Maurer Zilioli Contemporary Arts, Munich (2017); DAS KONSTRUKT ICH – das ge-zeichnete Selbst, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt a.M. (2016); 

PULSE MIAMI ART FAIR, Selected works by Annegret Soltau, Miami, USA (Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt) (2013);

Hassan Massoudy lives and works in France. Studied from 1969 at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His works are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and are represented in renowned collections. 

Exhibitions (selection): Galerie Bertrand-Hassoun, Besançon, France (2020); 

October Gallery, London (2018);  Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (2018)

Gama Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2016);  Galerie Yolenn White, Genève, Suisse (2015); Calligraphy Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2014).

Katayoun Rouhi lives and works in France. Graduated in painting from École des Beaux Arts, Paris, Doctorate in aesthetics and art science Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. 

Solo exhibitions (selection): Gerald Moor Gallery, London (2017);  Ismaïli Center, London (2016); Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2015); etc. 

Group exhibitions (seelction): MOP Fondation in Monaco “fundraising exhibition”, Monaco (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahvaz, Iran (2016); Contemporary Art Gallery, Auvers, France (2015); Internationale Auktion, Christie’s, Doha, Qatar (2011).

Sara Sarshar lives and works in England.

2020-2022: Royal College of Art, MA Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice  

2017-2020: BA Goldsmiths History of Art and Fine Art (Joint Honours), London, England

2016-2017: Foundation Diploma- Art & Design, Central Saint Martins,UAL, London, England

Exhibitions (Selection):

2019:“Themselves at Copeland” at Copeland Gallery- London, March
2019:“Activart” Group Exhibition at the  Saint James Hatchmann Church- London,
2018: ‘Forgotten Angel’, solo exhibition Haleh Gallery, Berg
2018: ’Rhythms in Art’ Exhibition at Stretch New Cross London, May

2018: ’Fine Art and Art History’ Auction at Goldsmiths University London, March

2018: ’Themselves at Five Bells’ Group Exhibition at Five Bells Gallery London, March

Josef Lang lives and works in Germany, studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1979–1986). In 1986 he founded  the workshop “Werkstätten Bereiteranger 15.” Since 1986, Josef Lang lives and works as freelance sculptor in Munich and Denklingen.

Solo exhibitions (selection): Städt. Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau/Pfalz (2019); Kunstverein Worms (2018), Schloss Immenstadt (2014); Haus des Waldes, Stututgart (2011), etc.

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