آيا آسمان همه جا همين رنگ است؟
در این مجموعه به آسمان نگاه انداخته ام و تلاش کرده ام که آن را دریابم . در طی شکل گیری این آثار دائماً با این سوال در مواجهه بودم که آیا آسمان همه جا همین رنگ است؟
به طور کلی این مجموعه برای من تلاشی تماماً نقاشانه است و سعی داشتم با برگزیدن موضوعی به ظاهر ساده خود را در چالشی از این دست قرار دهم . با توجه به این نکته که نگاه به طبیعت پیشینه ای طولانی در تاریخ هنر دارد ، کاری سخت در پیش روی داشتم و سعی کردم ضمن تمرکز بر مقولات نقاشانه ، نگاه شخصی خود را نیز به آن ها بیافزایم و بدین ترتیب در یافتم که آسمانها فقط آبی نیستند ، همیشه زیبا نیستند ، گاهی پیام آور هراسی دهشتناکند و با حضور سنگین خود مرزهای هستی ما را در می نوردند و اما آن ها بهترین همنشینان عشاق جوانند ، گاه هنگام باران ، گاه در تلالو ی آفتاب بهاری ، آن ها شاعرانگی محض اند و هزاران روح دارند و بدین ترتیب بود که در یافتم پالت آسمان ها آبی نیست٬ بلکه به وسعت خودشان است . در تعبیری عامیانه می دانستم که آسمانها خیلی بزرگند ٬ اما در کمال خضوع خود را در بوم های کوچک من جا دادند و هرگز نباریدند . اگر هم بود ، با هم گریه می کردیم ... و این راز آسمانها ست که با بخشندگی تمام آن را با هر نقاشی در میان می گذارند و این کشف من نیست این را همه ی نقاشان جهان می دانند .
Is the sky blue everywhere?
In this collection, I've taken a look at sky and I've tried to understand it.
While creating this collection I was asking myself is
the sky everywhere just the same?
Generally speaking, this collection for me is a thoroughly painterly endeavor.
By picking up a simple subject, I've tried my best to get though a painterly
challenge. Taking for granted that observing nature have a long Art historical
background, this attempt proved to be quite difficult as I tried to include
a personal vision, in addition to the necessary concentration on painterly
categories. Thus I realized that not all the skies are blue, not all of them are
beautiful, and sometimes they look alarming as they sweep the borders
of our existence with their heavy presence. But the skies are also the best
companions to young lovers, sometimes as they rain, sometimes when there
shines spring sunshine, they turn to pure poetry, they have a thousand spirits.
Thus, I realized that the palette of the skies isn't always blue, but their palette
is as vast as the skies themselves. Simplemindedly I knew that the skies are so
big, but they were also humble enough to perch in my small canvases, they
never rained and if they did, we were crying together … this is the secret of the
skies which they divide with every painter. This is not my discovery, it's known
to every painter in the world.
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.