©Tannaz Keshavarzian

About the artist:

Tannaz Keshavarzian, born in 1991, is a Persian artist and curator based in Paris. She graduated as a textile engineer from the Polytechnic University of Tehran and then continued her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. Her artistic journey progressed in Paris, where she developed in the fields of fashion and art.

She has showcased her work internationally, exhibiting in galleries and museums in Paris, Rome, Montreal, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Tehran, among other places.

Each of her pieces is meticulously crafted to breathe life into unique personalities without revealing explicit details. It is within this subtle interplay of forms and nuances that her portraits come to life, capturing the very essence of their being. After years of working on realistic portraits, Tannaz now emphasises not imposing a definitive visage onto her characters, allowing viewers to project themselves freely onto her creations.

What makes Tannaz’s work different is her ability to blend the richness of her Persian heritage with a contemporary artistic vision. Inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of her homeland, she incorporates textiles and mirrors into her canvases, thus creating multidimensional artworks.