Life Energy

A Series of Living Paintings

Life Energy, a series offering a journey beyond the boundary of art and nature, inviting us to immerse in the hues of life and emerge transformed, with a renewed commitment to the harmony of our world.

Origins
In this secluded sanctuary, at the heart of Patina Maldives, art transcends its traditional confines, morphing into a living, breathing entity. A clarion call for a profound shift in the interplay between art, humanity, and nature. This initiative, deeply rooted in the visionary practices of Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, is a testament to the transformative power of art when intertwined with the principles of sustainability and deep ecological harmony.
The Fari Island Muse

Its untouched beauty and tranquil vistas serve as the silent muse for the series, guiding each stroke and hue towards a deeper communion with nature. By adopting the role of both creator and steward, the approach involves drawing inspiration and materials from the earth. The pigments are the essence of the island itself—coral whispers, ocean sighs, and the vibrant lifeblood of the surrounding flora and fauna, all coming together in a celebration of life’s energy.

A Legacy of Connection and Preservation

With the right kind of energy, anything is possible, and this new body of miniature works reminds us to be obsessed continuously with the right energies, adding to and cultivating it, moving towards evolution. Each miniature masterpiece within the Life Energy collection serves as a conduit for rejuvenation and connection, harmonizing the self with the mind, body, and soul.

This alignment is not just a personal journey but a collective step towards a crucial evolution in our relationship with our planet advocating for a world where progress, humanity, and nature coexist in balanced symbiosis.

As a creative human being, it is my duty today to push forth via my work, the understanding that humanity, nature, and progress should and can coexist together.

Ripples of Change

At its core, Life Energy is a vibrant plea for introspection and change within the art world and beyond, urging a critical reassessment of the industry’s environmental footprint. A commitment to using natural pigments and sustainably sourced materials is not just a personal artistic choice but a beacon illuminating the path toward environmentally responsible creative practices. This series embodies a first in contemporary painting, setting a precedent for a sustainable future.

Harmony in the making

Life Energy was born out of using predominately natural pigments and sustainable materials.

A true commitment to creating art in harmony with nature, and a first for any contemporary artist today, while being a much necessary beacon of change calling for assessment of the art industry’s footprint and implementation of alternative possibilities.

Medium

Natural Pigments sourced from minerals, wood, roots, flowers, rocks, and soil.

Canvas

Sustainably sourced and naturally treated wood & linen.

Life Energy

Sea Energy

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Energy in Nature

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

Garden of Life

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

The Beach

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Sunrise

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

Patina

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

Soleil Couchant

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Mixed Energy

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

Heart and Nature's Walk in Spring

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2022-2023

Essence of Life

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Mini Transcendence

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Mini Garden of Love

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Mini Discovery of Life

20 x 20 cm
Acrylic, oil and semi precious stone on linen
2023-2024

Dual Purpose
Life Energy extends beyond the canvas, it embodies long-term missions. Half of the proceeds from the series are dedicated to marine conservation efforts, directly supporting local initiatives to protect and restore the vital coral reefs of the Maldives. The remainder is allocated to an ambitious project—an online platform aimed at empowering the creative youth. This platform is envisioned as a space for education, inspiration, and guidance, promoting a lifestyle that values creativity in harmony with nature, personal well-being, and the potential for a connected, vibrant existence in our contemporary world.

Partnerships