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Iranian master Hannibal Alkhas makes Dubai debut at B_ASEMENT Gallery.

Iranian master Hannibal Alkhas makes Dubai debut at B_ASEMENT Gallery

Paintings inspired by sculptures of Ancient Assyria, Bablyon and Daric-Persia

Iranian artist Hannibal Alkhas will showcase his unique painting style at the BASEMENT gallery in Dubai's Al Quoz district on 14 July. Steeped in the history of Persia, his paintings express the beauty of the past, linking it to the present and the future.

Hannibal's exhibition entitled "Story of the ASSYRIAN", running until 26 July will include 15 pieces of 1.30m x 2.50m each which collectively tell a compelling tale. His works have been deeply inspired by the ancient bas-reliefs and stone sculptures of Ancient Assyria, which was located in north Mesopotamia and spanned four countries; Babylon, which was the capital of Babylonia; and the era of Persian King Darius I who ruled from 522 to 486 B.C.

The artist's paintings represent the dichotomies that exist between human emotions and thoughts including love and hate, the exotic and the mundane, victory and defeat, hope and despair, and pride and weakness. Hannibal's inaugural exhibition at BASEMENT highlights the universal notions of birth, death, hunger, the historical lineage of humanity, mythology, and visions of war and peace.

"Hannibal is considered to be an Iranian master and BASEMENT is honoured to host his inaugural exhibition in Dubai," said Baharak Raoufi, one of the founders of the BASEMENT gallery.

Hannibal Alkhas was born in 1930 in Kermanshah, Iran and is the son of the famous Assyrian writer Rabi Adai Alkhas. He studied and lectured in the United States but returned to his homeland to lecture. Since 1992, Hannibal has been teaching at the Azad Islamic University of Iran. The artist has exhibited widely in the United States and Iran and this will be his first UAE exhibition.

Hannibal's exhibition is the second exhibition at BASEMENT, one of Dubai's newest galleries. BASEMENT opened its doors on 16 June with its inaugural exhibition of Iranian art, which included works by artists Shahpari Behzadi, Hossein Edalatkhah, Aisling Haghshenas, Rayka Milanian, and Farbod Morshedzadeh.

Created by a consortium of architects, art collectors and entrepreneurs, BASEMENT aims to raise the regional and international profile of emerging artists.

For further information on BASEMENT, please visit or call +9714 341 4409.

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