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Sacha Jafri shows fifteen-year retrospective at Artspace London prior to 2013 world tour
Sacha Jafri, London at Night, 2007.
LONDON.- From 2 November 2012 - 20 December 2012, critically acclaimed artist Sacha Jafri is exclusively exhibiting a selection of works from his highly anticipated forthcoming 15-year retrospective at ARTSPACE LONDON.

Sacha Jafri: 1997 – 2012 Retrospective Collection rotates some of the most poignant pieces from his seven collections - prior to the global retrospective tour that starts in 2013.

The pieces exhibited are from the following collections and provide a fascinating story of the artist’s journey and life’s work to date: His Unconscious Adventure; Universe of the Child; Kubrick's Factory Floor; Seeing is believing; Disappearing Landscapes; and Kafka's Journey.

Ruba Asfahani, Art Director of ARTSPACE LONDON, says: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen by Sacha as the only gallery to have the honour of showing these pieces before his retrospective in 2013. We are always looking for exciting artists to showcase in the gallery and it’s a seal of approval from such a well established artist for the work that we do here.”

British/Indian with Persian heritage, Jafri is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Having graduated from Ruskin, Oxford University, with a first in painting, Jafri is highly acclaimed and popular with both critics and collectors. At 30 years old, Jafri became the youngest living artist ever to be accorded a ten-year museum retrospective (2008). The London Olympic Committee, HRH Prince Charles, The English National Opera and Disney are just a few of the commissions Jafri has been selected for.

Considered a pioneer of ‘magical realism’, his large-scale, brightly coloured, highly emotive, and lyrical works on canvas are uplifting, evocative, and highly poignant. His influences are magical realist writers and filmmakers such as: Kafka; Gibran; Coelho; Mendez; Marquez; Kubrick; and Burton. His work explores ‘the transitional world’ -‘the dream world’- in order to take the viewer on an unique and elaborate experience.

Having first opened in Dubai, in 2003, ARTSPACE specializes in Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkish art. ARTSPACE LONDON opened in May 2012 and is a gateway for the Western audience to access art of the Middle East.



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