Equinox Gallery is pleased to present Reveries, a special project with Vancouver-based artist Hamed Rashtian. Rashtian’s thought-provoking exploration of Iran's rich cultural heritage offers a view into the ever-evolving interplay between history, collective identity, and the built environment. Through a series of intricate and detailed bronze sculptures, the artist seeks to uncover the roots of the collective identity of the region’s past through multi-layered architectural structures that blend pottery elements with fragments inspired by Iranian architecture. Rashtian's quest into these ideas was initially ignited by a series of books edited and written by his mentor in sculpture, Parviz Tanavoli, a prominent figure in Iranian Modern Art, whose expertise and guidance influenced his artistic vision.
Hamed Rashtian completed his MFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and holds a Swiss Federal Diploma in Higher Education from the F+F School of Art and Design in Zurich. Active as a visual artist since 2006, Rashtian has had solo exhibitions in Iran, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates as well as participated in many international group exhibitions. He is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.