آثار من دوگانه وار شکل گرفته اند. دوئت دوگانه ایست بین پیش طرح و کار، بین موجودات و فضا، بین عینیت وذهنیت، و پارتیتور صفحه ذهن من است مجموعه رنگ ها و نقش ها و پالت من. این مناظر برای من به مانند آوازند و این آواز روی دیگر سکوت است. سکوت و آوازی چونان دوئت و دوئلی با خویشتن خویش، در جدال و هماهنگی با پارتیتور رنگی
نکته ی بنیادی در این آثار برای من این است که چگونه میتوان طبیعت و اشیاء در میان آن را از بی نهایت زاویه مشاهده کرد. همواره فکر میکنم به چگونگی آشنایی و غریبگی زمان ها و مکان ها، در جهانی که در عین داشتن حدودی از روشنایی میتواند به بی نهایت چیز تقسیم شود و با کنار هم نهادن چیزهای به ظاهر متفاوت در هر حالت طبیعی یک کل
هارمونیک بوجود آورد
و این سئوال که آیا این ذهن آدمیست که این وجه هماهنگی را به چیزها نسبت می دهد؟
من کوشیده ام درمرز باریکی ما بین انتزاع و عینیت حرکت کنم. پس نور را با رنگ درآمیخته ام و عناصر ناهمگون را همچون عناصر یک زبان برای رسیدن به هارمونی های تازه تر به کار برده ام و برای دست یابی به مفهومی از مکان سعی کرده ام تا مکان هم خود یک ابژه ی دانایی باشد
من میخواهم نور، زمان، مکان، و کژتابی به عنوان وجهی از طرح و رنگ، در مجموع ما را به جایی رهنمون کنند که مانند خود جهان آشنا باشد و در وهله ی بعد این آشنایی نقابی شود که در زیر آن تمام وجوه آشنا فرو بریزد و ما را در احوال ناشناخته تری از ابتدای مواجهه با آثار رها سازند.
My works are dual. Duet is a duality between sketch and the work, between creatures and space, between objectivity and subjectivity and Partitor is the page of my mind; a set of colors, roles, and my palette. These sceneries are like a song to me which is per se the other side of silence; a silence and song much the same as a duet; and self-duel in controversy and coordination with colorPartitor.
The pivotal point in my works is how I could observe the nature and the objects therein from a myriad of angles. I am continually pondering how times and places roll in to be familiar and strange, in a world which could be divided into extreme objects while having somewhat brightness. And the spirit of the existence has entrained a harmonic whole by scraping together seemingly different things.
Hence this question arises that, ‘Is this human mind that ties such coordination to objects?’
I have endeavored to move on in a narrow border along with abstraction and objectivity. Therefore, the light was interblended with color and heterogeneous elements, like elements of a language, were applied to arrive at renewed harmonies. In the interest of achievement of a concept of the place which does not merely include objects, the site was sought to be an object of knowledge.
I intend that light, time, place, and ambiguity as aspects of layout and color, try out to get us to a position which is as familiar as the world itself, the familiarity which would henceforth serve as a mask behind which all familiar casts fall apart in order for all single elements to tune up their rigs and leave us in a more unfamiliar state than the beginning of our encounter with 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.