Domesticated – 2016 – Dastan Gallery
In his Domesticated series, Lohrasb Bayat tackles identity concealment and anonymity in the age of mass surveillance and facial recognition. figures shroud their identities, cloaked under the intense illumination, while their eyes bear a palpable sense of paranoia and anticipation, transfixed on the world beyond the frame, hinting at an imminent and foreboding event. These creations surpass the boundaries of mere aesthetics, becoming a voice for those whose identities are overshadowed by societal prejudices and the omnipresence of surveillance. In his works, he challenges viewers to confront their own perceptions, biases and the power dynamics entrenched within contemporary systems of control.
Holy domesticated – 2021 – Azad Art Gallery
Later in his next series Holy Domesticated, he tackles a decade-long obsession with early Renaissance art, probing the very essence of holiness within both Eastern and Western traditions of painting and culture. Within his works, Bayat addresses complex dilemmas, such as the thought-provoking question: “One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.” By presenting such dilemmas, Bayat encourages viewers to question the underlying constructs of perception and judgment.
Bayat’s thought-provoking art delves into identity, surveillance, holiness, and how people interpret things differently. He challenges viewers to rethink their ideas and consider the various aspects of culture and ideology. His artwork inspires self-reflection and connects art with society and personal introspection.
Monkeys – 2014 – Dastan’s Basement
Lohrasb Bayat’s first solo show at Dastan’s Basement.