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WHERE I WORK

Sahand Hesamiyan

PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY KEVIN JONES

In a Tehran studio, the artist’s sculptures are trances made tangible

Sahand Hesamiyan in his studio located in Khorramdasht Industrial Zone, Iran. 

Iranian sculptor Sahand Hesamiyan’s studio is legendary in the Tehran art world. “If you see only one studio in the capital,” one artist advised during my breakneck three-day visit, “this is it.” Visitors to the gargantuan space—gallerists, guides, journalists, curators—walk away impressed as much by its scale as by the precision of the work that unfolds inside its four walls. Burrowed…

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