سپهر بختیاری متولد سال ۱۳۶۰ در تهران،پس از فارغ التحصیل شدن از رشته گرافیک دانشگاه سوره تهران فعالیت هنری خود را آغاز کرد
وی مجسمه سازی را نزد اساتیدی همچون تاها بهبهانی، مهین تابان و پرویز تناولی آموخته است. سپهر بختیاری تاکنون نمایشگاههای متعدد انفرادی وگروهی در داخل و خارج از ایران داشته است و نمایشگاه پیش رو با عنوان "عدن"، چهارمین نمایشگاه انفرادی او در گالری شیرین است
اولین نمایشگاه وی در سال 91 با عنوان "و خدا گریست"، مجموعه ای بود از 22 سردیس که با شاخ هایی از جنس برنز، نقره، کریستال و .... که بر روی دیوار قرار گرفته بودند
مجموعه دوم در آذر 92 با عنوان " خلأ" ، دومین قسمت از سه گانه او در جهت بزرگ داشت جای خالی زنانی بود که میراث دار فرهنگ و هنر ایران زمین بوده اند این مجموعه بدون اشاره به شخص خاصی قالبی تهی از جایگاه خالی مانده آنها را نشان میداد. قالب کلی نمایشگاه سردیسهایی از جنس پرسلان (چینی) بودند که با کلاه خودهایی به شکل شیر، هما و .....با لعابی از پلاتین و طلا و لاجورد کامل می شدند
مجموعه سوم در اردیبهشت 93با عنوان " هترا" در گالری شیرین رو نمایی شد.مجموعه هترا آخرین قسمت از این سه گانه، روایت گر ظلم و نابودی فرهنگ و هنر به دست داعش در منطقه هترا بود. عمده آثار نمایشگاه را سردیس هایی واژگون از جنس سرامیک شکل میداد که از داخل با لعاب طلا روکش شده بود
سپهر بختیاری در چهارمین نمایش انفرادی خود در گالری شیرین مجموعهای با 9 اثر در هفت پردهرا به نمایش می گذارد. چیدمانی از مجسمه هایی از جنس رزین و نقره که نشان از مصائب انسان رانده شده از با غ عدن را دارد. انسانی که همیشه آرزوی بازگشت به این باغ را داشتهاست
Sepehr Bakhtiyari is graduated from Sooreh Art University in Graphic Design. He was under the study of Taha Behbahani, Mahin Taban and Parviz Tanavoli. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions inside and outside of Iran. “Eden” is his forth solo exhibition at Shirin Art Gallery Tehran.
Bakhtiyari’s first solo exhibition “The Tears of omnipotence” was the initial part of a Trilogy about women that have been victims of male patriarchy. Their sculptured heads hanged on the wall as to signify the glory of the hunter. The Tears of omnipotence included twenty-two sculptured artworks with horns made of silver, bronze, and crystal.
The second installment of this Trilogy, “The Void” 2013, honored the historical role of women in art and culture. Without referring to any specific one, vacated head molds and casts symbolized the legacy void of these females. These sculptures with helmets were made of Porcelain with Gold, Azure, and Platinum glaze.
The third exhibition and final part of the Trilogy, “Hatra” 2014, narrated the irrational cruelty and destruction inspired by ISIS that demolished the historic and archeological site of Hatra, in Syria. Art works at that exhibition were made of porcelain with gold glaze.
At his Forth solo exhibition “Eden” 2019 at Shirin Art Gallery he is exhibiting nine art works at seven acts. The resin and silver sculptures show the suffering of human being expelled out of the Garden of Eden, the garden that the human is still hoping to go back
نمایشگاه آثار " سپهر بختیاری " با عنوان " عدن " دی 1398 گالری شیرین
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.