Seyed Alavi | the artist




The artist Seyed Alavi
Born Iran.
Lives and works in Oakland, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art,


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Seyed Alavi received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Alaviís work is often engaged with the poetics of language and space and their power to shape reality…
"I am hoping that the work can stand for itself and by itself without . . . for example, me introducing mysticism or a particular branch [of spirituality] that might alienate a part of the public."
His work engages with the poetics of language and space and their power to shape reality.
"Self Portrait"
Seyed asked me to program the 144 light bulbs in this completely darkened room to light up in rapid sweeping arcs and circles of light, while occasionally stopping to twinkle random lights all over the space.


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