• Issue
  • Mar 09, 2022

Tribute: Hossein Valamanesh, Following a Path of Love

Portrait of HOSSEIN VALAMANESH. Courtesy the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

We lost a true poet with the sudden passing of Hossein Valamanesh. Drawing on the cultural and natural worlds of Iran, where he was born in 1949, and his adoptive home of Australia since 1973, Hossein explored the entwined spheres of love, spirituality, and nature. His practice embraced a wealth of materiality including sculpture, text, photography, installation, architecture, large-scale public art, and moving image with equal alacrity.