Reza Aramesh at Frieze Sculpture Park 2017

Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery

Reza Aramesh at Frieze Sculpture Park


July 5 - October 8, 2017


English Garden, Regent's Park London, UK


Photo by Stephen White


Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Reza Aramesh's participation at Frieze Sculpture Park 2017, from July 5th to October 8th, 2017.


In Metamorphosis - study in liberation, Aramesh creates a diminutive bronze sculpture of a hybrid creature with a human body and an animal head. This figure is borrowed from a war reportage, where the human face has been replaced with a mythical animal borrowed from Egyptian, Mayan and Persian art. The subjected and violated body is imbued with symbolic strength, transforming the subject from victim to a study of liberation. The bronze figure is placed on a pre-fabricated block that is often used as a device to divide borders.


Between the rubble underground remains fragments of buildings destroyed during World War II in East London, which were then transported to be buried in Regent's Park. This project has been developed specifically for Frieze Sculpture Park to reflect this aspect of the park's history.


Action 188: Metamorphosis, study in liberation

Medium: Bronze, Concrete Barrier Block, Polypropylene Rope

Height: 314 cm (including concrete barrier block)

Date: 2017


Curated by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK), Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition includes 23 international artists.


Reza Aramesh's participation at Frieze Sculpture Park 2017 is represented by Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai.


Gallery Contact: Brooke Herzog,


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