از کودکی تا به امروز دو چیز بخش نا گسستنی از زندگی و لحظات من بوده و هست؛ خواندن و نوشتن ... در هر حالی و حسی، زمانی که لبریز از آرامش و تنهایی بوده ام و یا سرشار از شادی و شور ... و در تمامی لحظات زندگی و روز مرگی خواندن شعر و گوش دادن به آن به چیزی مثل نیاز های روزانه زندگی ام بدل شده است. چنانکه در بعضی اوقات بدون تمرکز به این جادوی کلمات و جمله ها نا خوداگاه با حس و حالت می آمیزد.
این اتفاقات در نوشتن هم شکل می گیرد، در تنهایی، دلتنگی، آرامش، شادی و شور و در رو ز مرگی می نویسم. گاه به دنبال هیچ متن یا کلمه ای نمی گردم تا بنویسم اش بلکه فقط به دنبال حسم کلمه ای را می نگارم و به تصویر می کشم. خالی از هر گونه تکلف و سرشار از رهایی از هر قید و بند، ریخت قراردادی خط را کنار میزنم. گاه از این تند نویسی، روان نگاری بداهه و قلم زدن پر شور است که حرف ها شکل می گیرند و از پس نور رنگ عوض می کنند.
پس به دنبال نوشتاری نباش تا بخوانی به تماشای نقشی بیا ببینی نمایی از لحظه ای که بود و گذشت و به دنبال حسی که جاریست. شاید ببینی؛ غمی، عشقی، ترانه ای، رقصی، و پروازی ...
من رنگ ها را شگفت ترین امکان برای نمایاندن همه چیز می دانم، از زندگی تا رویا و هر آنچه در این هر دو هست. اکنون بر بوم هایم رنگ ها را از هر زاویه ای بگونه ای متفاوت میبینی و بستگی دارد در کجا ایستاده باشی و چگونه بنگری. همانگونه که زیبایی های زندگی و هر چه در آن هست به زاویه نگاه ما بسته است تا کجا ایستاده ایم و چگونه می نگریم
Since childhood there were two inseparable things in my life and in every moment of it: reading and writing…… in any mood or feeling, at times when I was filled with tranquility and solitude or at times when I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness…………and in every moment of my life with its monotony, reading a poem or listening to one, became something like a daily necessity to me. At times even when I was not concentrated on it, the magic of words and sentences joined in an unconscious mood.
These occurrences also happen when writing; in solitude, loneliness, tranquility, happiness and monotony I write.
There are times when I am not looking for a certain word or text to scribe, I just follow my feelings and shape a word and picture it free from any bonds, in absolute freedom I tear down the usual arbitrary morphology of the words, at times, these free scribbling full of pathos and feelings give birth to the new shapes of the letters which shed colors from behind the light.
So, don’t look for a scripture to read, come and see forms from the moment that there was and passed by, and the feeling that followed.
Maybe you would see a bit of sorrow, love, a song, a dance or a flight……………
I regard colors as the most wonderful possibility to depict any thing from life to a dream and whatever possible in these two realms.
On my canvases, you will see colors differently from different angles, depending on where you stand and how you look, just like the beauties in life which all depend on your vantage point and how you see them.
For benefit of Cancer Charities : Behnam Daheshpour and Mahak
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.