Parviz Tanavoli

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1937 and immigrating to Vancouver in 1989, Parviz Tanavoli is the pioneer of modern sculpture in Iran. His art career began in the early 1950's and spans to the present.

Crucial to understanding Tanavoli's achievements is the realization that he has explored, analyzed and absorbed the rich visual, literary and craftsmanly traditions of Iran. It is virtually impossible to separate his work as an artist from his passionate engagement as a researcher, teacher, collector and author. These complex relationships are perhaps most richly and most succinctly represented by the artist's life-long preoccupation with the lock. Dismantling and repairing locks was a favourite pastime from early childhood, and that has no doubt offered important "sculptural" lessons about formal interrelationships, including those of positve and negative space.

To view the Artist Dossier on Parviz Tanavoli which is featured in the 2013 July/August issue of ART + AUCTION Magazine, Click Here.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Artist Work
Heech in Heech
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Farhad Squeezing Lemon
70 cm x 49 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Poet and Nightingales
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Farhad and I
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Disciples of Sheikh San'an
100 cm x 70 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Poet and Nightingale
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Lion and Sun
100 cm x 70 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Nightingale
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Purple Lion
70 cm x 100 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Lion and Sword
70 cm x 100 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Lovers
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

Artist Work
Three Lovers
70 in x 50 in
screen print

Artist Work
Love the Bird
100 cm x 70 cm
digital print

Artist Work
Heech
36 cm x 13 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Standing Heech
24.25 in x 8.5 in
bronze

Artist Work
Heech and Chair VII (ed. of 10)
10.5 in x 6.5 in
bronze

Artist Work
Twisted Heech
12.25 in x 5.5 in
bronze

Artist Work
Heecch and Frame
12 cm x 12.5 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Twisted Heech II (ed. of 9)
60 cm x 29 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Horizontal Heech Lovers (ed. of 6)
73 cm x 56 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Heech Lovers
27.5 cm x 16 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Head of the Poet
17 cm x 8.5 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Lovers XX
27.5 cm x 8.5 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Heech and Chair
195 cm x 75 cm
fiberglass

Artist Work
Hand III
5.25 in x 4.25 in
bronze

Artist Work
Poet Turning into Heech
89.75 in x 27.5 in
bronze

Artist Work
Hands
22 cm x 34 cm
ceramic

Artist Work
Hand on Hand II (ed. of 12)
14 cm x 11 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Wall and Cypress Trees
38 cm x 38 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Small Heech
12 cm x 6.5 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Red Lion (edition of 5)
20 cm x 37 cm
glazed earthenware

Artist Work
Lion
25 cm x 43 cm
raku

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Green Lion
61 cm x 134 cm
ceramic and steel

Artist Work
Lion
27 cm x 40 cm
glazed earthenware

Artist Work
Blue Lion
44.5 cm x 71 cm
glazed earthenware

Artist Work
Heech Lovers (Cuff-links)
cm x cm
pure silver (99%)

Artist Work
Heech Lovers (Cuff-links)
in x in
18 karat gold

Artist Work
Heech and Square (Pendant)
cm x cm
pure silver (99%)

Artist Work
Heech Lovers (Pendant)
in x in
bronze