Paper Positions Basel 2021

Attending Artists

Ashkan Sanei , Maryam Mohry ,

Pess Release

September 21 - 26 2021

O Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Paper Positions Basel during Basel Art Week, presenting a selection of works on paper by Ashkan Sanei (b. 1984 Urumieh) and Maryam Mohry (b. 1979 Tehran).

In the spirit of its fair concept, which refrains from classic booths and is completely tailor-made for the most sensitive exhibits, Paper Positions ‌Basel deliberately focuses on a salon-like situation with continuous exhibition walls. The limited number of exhibitors also underlines the character of a large theme-based exhibition. The spatial design offers an open overview as well as the possibility to directly approach individual artistic works and to perceive them in a mutual dialogue.

Visit us at stand 11.

St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21
4056 Basel

September 21 – 26 September 2021
Professional Preview
Tuesday, September 21 3-6 pm
Opening Reception
Tuesday, September 21 6-9 pm
Public Days
Wednesday - Saturday, September 22-25, noon-8 pm
Sunday, September 26 11 am-5 pm

*VIP access with Art Basel and Photo Basel VIP cards.


Fueled by lighthearted naive sensibility and a sense of sarcasm, what stands out in Maryam Mohry’s works on paper is the narrative quality of her drawings and her passion to fully immerse in the process of creation and experimentation. Taking advantage of the translucent quality of watercolor and staying away from applying thick layers of paint, she finds watercolor and gouache best for crafting impulsive and plausible stories.


What distinguishes Ashkan Sanei’s work is the commitment to autobiographical authenticity. Sanei’s works on paper are organic structures in which the relationship between the whole and the part is established and present in each work. By using poetry and geometry as his main sources of inspiration, Ashkan Sanei creates works that are in close connection to the visual traditions and literary culture of Iran.

Paper Positions Basel 2021