Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar’s latest series of works - Invincible - puts the focus on the Iranian people representing each and every one of them as warriors, heroes, angels and modern gladiators since in the artist’s mind, they are the definition of such. Iran has had an extremely complicated history and the people have always been stuck in the middle mostly in shockingly harsh and unfair situations, dealing with it all while holding their head up high.
This ongoing series shall be the artist’s testament to this notion of the Iranian people.
“I have utmost admiration for our people with their eternal strength, deepness of souls, right mindset towards the world, constant will to fight for the good, high spirits, respect for others and the never ending smile on everyone’s faces. When in Tehran from the age of ten to nineteen, I always saw the above present on every corner and since that time I always wanted to put the spotlight on every single one of my brothers and sisters and focus on their positively limitless traits of character and values and show to the world the strength of each and everyone one of them.
This series of works is dedicated to the Iranian people and the fact that no matter what happens, we shall always remain strong, withstanding and conquering everything. It has been this way for thousands of years and will continue to be so.
We are invincible.”