On Earth as it is in Heaven, 2022


Series of 3, woodcut and gouache on paper

16.54 x 11.69 in

42.0 x 29.7 cm

Edition of 11

This work is signed, titled, dated, and numbered by the artist.

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16.54 x 11.69 in

42.0 x 29.7 cm

Edition of 11


    About The Work

    The woodcut series entitled “On Earth as it is in Heaven” (“Wie im Himmel so auf Erden”) shows mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), who reformed the ancient Persian calendar by aligning it with the passage of the sun, as he studies the stars. Held in pinks and reds, each background has been painted individually. This choice of motifs reflects Behrang Karimi’s marked interest in mystical and philosophical texts, which include the medieval scripts of Benedictine healer and botanist Hildegard of Bingen as well as texts from the early Age of Enlightenment by friends and essayists Michel de Montaigne and Etienne de la Boétie. Texts and images alike are characterized by their hybrid nature, their fluid transition between observation and dream, premonition and knowing, the visible and the invisible, power and powerlessness.

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