میتوانم دستتان را بگیرم و ببرم دقیقن همان جایی که نفیسه نشسته و نگاه کرده، بنشانم تا شما هم خوب تماشا کنید.
قصدم عمق معنایی نیست! عمق فیزیکی است. تصاویر نفیسه عمقی نمیسازد، اما چنان در همان سطح دقیق عمل میکند که هر سانتیمتر مربع از تصاویر، چشم را به خود مشغول خواهد کرد. به دیدن سرابِ آبسترهی تصاویر اکتفا نکنید، باید به آنها نزدیک شوید تا بدانید چه طور میشود به یک موجود زنده عشق ورزید، لمساَش کرد و درکاَش کرد. نفیسه چنان به طبیعت دست کشیده است،گویی نابینایی به خط بریل دست می کشد و لمس، تنها وسیله ی فهم اوست! چه فهمی! به تمامی با حساسیت. آنچه خودنمایی میکند بدیل درختان به تن است و این خود متضمنِ التزامِ نفیسه به زنده بودن درختان است. تن! آنچنان که لطافتاَش را به ما عرضه کند، به رقص درآید، مجنون شود، برهنه باشد، آرام بگیرد، ساکت شود و پوشیده شود.
درخت، تن و طبیعت... به همین سادگی معادلهی نفیسه شکل میگیرد، مراقبه وار، هر بار معادله را از راهی تازه حل میکند و به جواب میرسد. جواب اما مبهم است، خوشایند است، رازآلود است و دست آخر مشتق انحنای دید او می شود تصاویر حاضر. ارجاعاتی به ذهن میآید از آنانی که به طبیعت نگریسته اند، سپهری، سعیدی یا آنانی که کنش طراحانه را پیش گرفته اند چون،گاوزن... اما مهم نیست! نفیسه به راه خود می رود و گمان می کنم سر به سوی دیگران نمی چرخاند.
شاید بتوان به همان دقت به همان نقطه در کنار زایندهرود و به آن ریشههای تنیده نگاه کرد، اما، آنکه با ریشهها زیسته، نفیسه است. آنکه صدای نفسِ تن را شنیده، نفیسه است.
آیدین خانکشی پور
مرداد نود و شش
I can take your hand and lead you to the exact spot where Nafisseh sat and looked. I can seat you there so that you, too, would take a good look.
I don’t mean conceptual depth but physical depth: Nafisseh’s images lack depth but outwardly, they function so perfectly that every centimeter of each image grabs one’s attention tremendously. Don’t content yourself with only seeing the mirage of images’ abstraction. Instead, you should get closer to learn how one can love a living creature, touch it and appreciate it. Nafisseh has touched nature in a way a blind person touches braille where her/his touch is the only means of understanding. And what an understanding, abundantly sensual! What stands out is the act of likening the trees to body which portrays Nafisseh’s obligation to [cherishing] the fact that the trees are alive. Body! The way it reveals its softness, it dances, becomes wild, naked, it calms down, comes to be still and gets covered.
Tree, body and nature...Nafisseh’s equation is formed this simple, as if she’s meditating; she solves the equation in a new way each time and finds out the result. But the result is vague, it’s pleasurable, it’s mysterious and in the end, the images she creates turn out to be the product of her approach. Nafisseh’s creations might resemble works of others who have also observed nature, such as Sepehri, Saeedi or those who have chosen drawing as their primary medium like Gavzan…but that’s alright! Nafisseh follows her own path and I don’t see her turning her head towards anybody else.
One might look attentively to the same spot by the Zayanderud River and see the intermingled roots, but, the person who has lived with the roots is Nafisseh. The one who has heard the voice of body’s breathing is Nafisseh.
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.