Sayed Haider RAZA (1922-2016)
Artist's proof, 1/4
Dimensions: 78 x 39 cm
Private collection, Paris
"Sun" is yet another dazzling creation by Sayed Haider Raza, an artist who masters the art of simplicity to express profound truths. This artist's proof, one of only four in existence, is a celebration of the vital light and warmth bestowed by the sun, a source of energy that nourishes and animates our world.
In this work, Raza employs the circular form, a universal motif of unity and infinity, to represent the sun. The upper part of the sculpture is dominated by a large circle, evoking the sun's imposing presence in the sky. Beneath, the horizontal lines are reminiscent of peaceful landscapes, distant horizons, or the layers of the atmosphere warming under the sun’s radiance.
The meticulous technique and subtle variations in texture and color imbue the work with exceptional dynamism and depth, inviting the viewer into silent contemplation. Through "Sun," Raza pays tribute not only to this celestial body but also to the creative power that animates art and the human spirit.
The duality of form and essence in Raza's "Sun" reflects a deep understanding of nature and spirituality. It is a piece that will enrich any collection, offering not only aesthetic value but also a subject for reflection on the relationship between humanity and cosmic forces.