Athena arrived in France after a Master of Applied Arts obtained in Iran to continue her studies in Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Panthéon Sorbonne to obtain a PhD in Visual Arts. Parallel to her studies, she continued the sculpture despite the difficulties of her practice. Today settled in the south of France, she devotes herself entirely to her passion as a profession.
“The animal sculptures of Athena Jahantigh, who has resided in France since 2003, transport us back to an immense iconographic heritage, creating an inspirational and nostalgic bond with her native Iran, and marries to perfection her other great creative source of rock painting. The results are these little marvels of hieratic and callipygous animals with strong and sensual forms and a particularly modern sculptural presence.
These are thoroughly contemporary pieces, yet deeply rooted in an ancient culture!” Nigel Atkins