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Day_and_night
Day and Night, 2006 Oil on Canvas 88 X 128 Inches © HK Zamani
Dome_on_gray
Dome on Gray, 2006 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36 Inches © HK Zamani
Dome_on_blue
Dome on Blue, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36 Inches © HK Zamani
Dome_on_orange
Dome on Orange, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36 Inches © HK Zamani
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Shelter from the Storm, 2008 Installation View © HK Zamani
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Floating Dome (detail), 2008 Fabric, Armature, Lights 7.5' X 15' Diameter © HK Zamani
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Stella(r) #8, 2008 Oil and Enamel on Canvas 28 X 36 Inches © HK Zamani
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Stella(r) #9, 2008 Oil and Enamel on Cavas 28 X 36 Inches © HK Zamani
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Untitled 2007, 2007 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © HK Zamani
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Untitled 2009, 2009 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2009, 2009 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2010, 2010 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2010, 2010 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14"
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Untitled 2009, 2009 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2009, 2009 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2009, 2009 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled 2010, 2010 Oil on Canvas 18 1/2" X 22" © hk zamani
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Untitled, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 42" © hk zamani
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Untitled, 2010 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © hk zamani
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Untitled, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © hk zamani
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Untitled #1, 2013 Oil on Canvas 20" X 26" © Courtesy of the Artist and CB1 Gallery
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For EL, 2014 Sculpture, Stand, Glass Dome, Framed Text, Oil Painting
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tehran-Iran
Birth year
1958
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
Claremont Graduate University, 1988, MFA painting
Statement

statement

My dome paintings are portraits. Perhaps even self-portraits, fragile portrayals. Some are ruins, some are vessels and transport, chrome and against corrosion, DeLorean, stellar. Many of the dome and tent paintings of the past years were less about paint than image. Their recent transmutations are about paint. The new images in these paintings continue to grow out of, or away from their predecessors. They are sometimes devils, then angels. Some are on land, in sky or sea, occasional remnants, reformed or transformed. They are a return as well as departure, departure from the dome image and back to the way I use to paint.

(HK Zamani, 2010)

influences & favorites

Everything, Nothing.

bio

Iranian-born HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) is a Los Angeles based artist. His work can be located within the extended field of painting, ranging from paintings and objects to site specific, multi-media installations often including performances. His work is guided by multi-cultural influences ranging from asceticism to psychedelia. He performed in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial, has exhibited at MOCA, LACMA, TAM, and Kampa Museum, as well as other venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, London, Vienna, Prague, Bangkok, Ho Chi Min City, and Seoul as well as other cities.  His work is in the permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art and UC Santa Barbara Museum of Art . He received a C.O.L.A. Grant in 2004, and a California Foundation Getty Grant in 2005. Zamani is the founder and director of PØST (1995 to present), a subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, where he has hosted nearly four hundred exhibitions.