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At Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, the tranquil beauty of the archipelago meets cutting-edge artistic and environmental consciousness. 

The painter’s new body of work, in harmony with nature, depicts unity, humanity, and the collective goal of a planet-conscious future.
Every morning, the French-Iranian contemporary artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar enters his atelier nestled in the South of France, overlooking the stunning expanse of the ocean.
Following his recent solo exhibitions at Sotheby’s, Monaco, and Phillips, London, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar returns with a new, globally conscious body of work.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation held a joint event with Cap Ferrat based artist, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, to launch the opening of Behnam-Bakhtiar’s solo show ‘Ocean’ at the the foundation’s headquarters, Villa Girasole.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s most recent solo exhibitions, Floating on Silence (Setareh, Berlin) and The Age of Energy (Phillips’ London Galleries), have foregrounded art’s ability to heal from even the most traumatic experience.
Off the back of his recent record-breaking sale at Philips auction house, Behnam-Bakhtiar unveils his solo exhibition, The Age of Energy.
The French-Iranian artist is set to debut 13 paintings in London, marking a turn to healing in a body of work inspired by trauma.
The French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar has a solo show opening in Phillips on Berkeley Square. His compelling paintings examine themes of loss, anger, nature, healing and positive and negative energy.
For the last two years, the French-Iranian abstract artist has wrestled with new energy, feverishly painting inside his Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat studio to produce a compelling body of work.
Behnam-Bakhtiar’s dizzying colour gradients gesture towards the tremors of an inner life that can be felt rather than observed. Suspended in a strange temporality of vibrational flux, they unsteady the eye.
For the last two years, the French-Iranian abstract artist has wrestled with new energy, feverishly painting inside his Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat studio to produce a compelling body of work, Floating on Silence.
“Not everything about our life can be captured in language or captured in narrative. One of the reasons we go to art is that it has ways of articulating the inarticulable that can’t be put in the terms of the explicit.”
The relationship between artist and patron is one that has formed part of the bedrock of creative endeavours for centuries.
‘My ultimate goal is to help people evolve,’ says artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar. ‘I want people to understand that there is so much that we do not know. Unfortunately, we live in societies today where the focus is on things like making money.
The French-Iranian artist is set to debut 13 paintings in London, marking a turn to healing in a body of work inspired by trauma.
His latest collection of works, Journey Within, involves inspirations from his travels and previous lives, using his painstaking technique of layers of paint on canvas revealing hints of mystical images and concepts.
In his studio in Cap Ferrat, in the south of France, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar creates his paintings using a technique called peinture raclée – a process he says he deploys to metaphorically strip down the superfluous elements of our lives, revealing the energetic source.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, an Iranian-French multidisciplinary artist residing in the south of France and former Bazaar Art cover star, has just announced a new body of work entitled The Journey.
Kelly Prehn looked incredible in an ethereal Alexander McQueen gown and Ghazal Paris heels as she attended the unveiling of a mural The Journey in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, on Tuesday.
French-Iranian contemporary artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is offering his abstract artworks as NFTs for the very first time. Making the brand-new Manifest series accessible to all, collectors can own an NFT for 0.3 ETH or its sister work on paper for €1,000.
We, as human beings, live in a vibratory universe, and everything has its own energetic identity. For artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, it is vital to always think in terms of energy and these vibrations – that is the key to unlocking the ultimate secrets of life.
Contemporary artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is on a spiritual journey to enlightenment – one that comes alive through his new Manifest paintings, which speak the universal language of beauty, truth and chaos.
Art enthusiasts are in for a treat as the world’s first hybrid digital and physical NFT residency initiated by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, Tinie Tempah and Kamiar Maleki opens next month.
Inside the stately Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat—set in an affluent town on the French Riviera boasting billionaire yachts, palatial villas and thriving gardens—is a conference room housing six paintings of flowers unfurling against pulsating striations.
Contemporary artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s new paintings carry the viewer into a colourful universe filled with infinite mystery, revealing the beauty hidden within the darkness.
The traumas which irrevocably transformed Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s world forever, also gave birth to a beautifully mystifying ability to visualise energy. Ayesha Shehmir discovers the inscribed memories and experiences which solidified the artist’s understanding of life beyond physical reality.
Perched on a peninsula in an ancient seaside village is an alluring home called Villa Cuccia-Noya. We discover the mesmerising space nestled in the heart of the French Riviera.
In Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, an upcoming exhibit by a French-Iranian artist promises to encapsulate the life-affi rming beauty of its landscapes.
Brand new works featured at Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s Rebirth exhibition serve to nurture the precious relationship between humanity and the universe.
The Franco-Iranian artist was jailed and tortured as a young man in Tehran. Now, the strength he drew from suffering infuses his mesmerising paintings.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s work embodies his journey from Paris to his Iran and now to Cap Ferrat, both a love letter to his ancestral home country and a reflection on his brutal experiences there.
In this upcoming exhibition, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar explores a turbulent time in his past.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s body of exuberant, multi-layered paintings, created with a signature technique that sees each point on the canvas scraped and remixed hundreds of times…
Extremis, the fall exhibition of French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at Dusseldorf’s Setareh Gallery explores how trauma forges deeper connections with the psyche and reveals…
In reference to regional political events and how they influenced his childhood, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s recent work juxtaposes life and death.
This year’s edition of artmonte-carlo brings international galleries to the Côte d’Azur. We speak to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat resident and artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar about the fair and the rising interest in contemporary Iranian art.
A thriving platform for contemporary and modern art situated on the picturesque Côte d’Azur, Art Monte-Carlo showcases works from around the globe by prominent international galleries, enabling artistic dialogue between artists and collectors.
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Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar with Setareh Gallery at ArtMonte-Carlo.
On 6 September an elegant crowd gathered together at the Villa Santo Sospir, the iconic home of Jean Cocteau in the heart of the French Riviera for the opening of Oneness Wholeness…
Old World Charm in the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Studio of Franco-Iranian Artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar.
Featured work in the The News section of Harper’s Bazaar print edition, issue 34.
The mesmerising Villa Santo Sospir on Cap Ferrat in the south of France, once home to Jean Cocteau, played host to Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s private view of his Oneness Wholeness with Jean Cocteau exhibition.
When artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar came across a 1960s film by Jean Cocteau, he was stunned to discover they were both addressing the same ideas in their work.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, an artist living in Cap Ferrat, has found a new way of expression through the work of ex-resident Jean Cocteau.
When artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar came across a 1960s film by Jean Cocteau, he was stunned to discover they were both addressing the same ideas in their work.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s latest exhibition responds to the work of French polymath Jean Cocteau. Virginia Blackburn travels to the Cote d’Azur to meet the artist and his muse.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Un message d’amour universel et très personnel s’expose à la villa Santo Sospir jusqu’au dimanche 30 septembre. Avant deux ans de fermeture pour travaux
It is serendipitous then that Franco-Iranian artist and visionary Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar should have discovered it, as it ties in so perfectly with his ‘Oneness Wholeness’ exhibition series, of which ‘Oneness Wholeness with Jean Cocteau’ is the latest addition.
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Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar ‘Oneness Wholeness’.
‘Oneness Wholeness with Jean Cocteau’, a solo exhibition by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at Villa Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, connects the common vision of two artists from disparate eras.
The Cap-Ferrat-based artist is opening a new show at the villa Santo Sospir, building on the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s greatest polymaths.
James Parry heads to the south of France to meet Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, whose exquisitely crafted collage-based works reflect his Persian heritage and interest in meditation, synergies and why we all might need to get a grip.
These heavily layered abstract works give the impression I’m seeing the world through many filters. It’s an apt feeling as the artist is trying to challenge the western gaze and how we view the world, to make us see the world in a different perspective.
A solo exhibition of paintings by Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar is on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 15 to 27 May 2018.
Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, despite a childhood spent escaping war, then living in post-revolutionary Iran and enduring the subsequent prejudice, produces the most brilliantly coloured and life-affirming paintings.
Nina Moaddel Art Advisory presents Oneness Wholeness: a major new exhibition featuring the transcendent work of French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at the Saatchi Gallery.
This week saw the London opening of Oneness Wholeness, a much-awaited solo show by the young French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.
Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s upcoming exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London explores ideas related to human existence and the eternal self, writes Rebecca Anne Proctor.
Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, raised between Iran and Paris and now resident in Cap Ferrat, responds to history and politics through large canvases of ancient motifs in fraught, lurid colour.
French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is coming to the Saatchi Gallery with a major new exhibition of his work, Oneness Wholeness, presented by Nina Moaddel Art Advisory.
The Franco-Iranian artist’s upcoming exhibition explores ideas related to human existence and the eternal self, writes Rebecca Anne Proctor.
Merging Persian historical references with contemporary culture, the work of Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar offers mythical enactments of the present day.
Self-styled purveyor of ‘the truth’, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar is a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran.
An interesting and necessary alternative view. Sassan appropriates images and transform them with the use of more familiar elements of Iranian culture strongly influenced by Pop Art.