Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai presents Iranian artist Soheil Rad’s solo exhibition titled Eternal Glory. In the displayed light sculptures, the artist invites viewers to go on a transformative journey and would like them to experience his own journey of engaging with self and awareness. The show will be open to the public until April 30, 2023.
Among Rad’s exhibited works are The Core (the Carpet Series). He believes in the power of aligning one’s core self to work through the chaos around. So standing on these carpets with arabesque patterns, the visitors find harmony within and feel being rooted and aligned in the right position. The carpets’ direction is in the position to stand for prayer and connect to the viewers’ higher selves and the higher power. Understanding this journey within leads to liberty and thus to the connection with the universe. It is the moment when the inner harmony flows, and that is the “eternal glory”.
When one is rooted to the core, he/she will reach the highest dimension; it is reflected in Rad’s artworks from the Chandelier Series. They represent an evolved head space which leads to harmony, balance, and freedom.
In the Eternal Glory collection, the artist reflects on himself and hopes that his audience will experience the same. He makes us realise that the answers to our queries exist within. When we make peace with our true self, only then harmony comes.
About the artist
Soheil Rad (b. 1984) is a scenographer, artist, and designer who lives and works between Milan and Teheran. In 2010, he received his Bachelor degree (BSc/BA) in Industrial design from University of Florence, Italy; in 2016, he graduated from Brera Academy (Milan, Italy) with a Master degree (MSc/MA) in Set design.
Rad combines his design background gained in Italy with Iranian traditions and ancient architecture to make light sculptures and objects in which he brings these two worlds together. The artist believes that to find our own reality and connect to our true self, we should observe the world around us and reflect on our experiences and knowledge. Rad’s visual language is focused on forms and colors: for him, there is harmony in their interaction. He draws his inspiration from the human mind that creates its own reality through perception.
The artist’s art pieces have been featured in such solo and group shows as Withered Years, Vali Gallery, Tehran (2021); Aassttiinn, Virtual show (2020); Noxte Projects, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2019); Revision on abdeh st, Bavan Gallery, Tehran (2018); The light way, Saless Gallery, Tehran (2017); and others.
To learn more about Eternal Glory, please visit the show’s official web page.
You may also be interested in visiting L’Horizon, Infiniment, travaux in situ et situés by Daniel Buren.