آثاری که در این نمایشگاه می بینید ادامه مجموعه قبلی است که با عنوان "صورتهای سنگواره" در دو سه سال اخیر کار کرده ام.
مجموعه پیش رو حاصل نگاه و تفکر خود گاه و بازتاب ضمیر نا خود آگاه من است که متاثر از روابط پیچیده انسانی روزمره ایست که من و شما هر کدام به نوعی در دنیایی ذهنی خودمان بیشتر مواقع با آن درگیرودر ارتباط هستیم.
آثار من شامل پرتره ها و شمایل فیگوراتیو انسانیست که سالهاست در جستجوی فضای ذهنی و تصویری خودم به آن دلمشغولی داشته ام، نوعی نگاه حسی و روحی در بازتاب روابط انسانی من با محیط اطرافم با تاکید بر هویت شرقی و بقولی خودمانی، کنکاشی است در نشان دادن مسخ شدگی و کم رنگ شدن روابط عاطفی و انسانیت که آدمهای دو رو برمان در ظاهری متفاوت وموجه از خود بروز می دهند نمایان است، آدمهایی که هویت خود را فراموش کرده و بدنبال هویت جدید و ظاهری جذاب می گردند.
سبک وتکنیک اثار من با توجه به اینکه زمان متمادیست فیگوراتیو و بصورت ترکیب مواد کار می کنم تلفیقی است نوین از شیوه اجاری شخصی وگرایشی نا خواسته در سبک وسیاق کلاسیک که توجه خاصی به پرتره نگاری داشت منتهابا رویکردی امروزی که با عنصر بافت وسطوح متخلخل ایجاد شده ورنگهای حسی در آثارم سعی نموده ام برایم ابزاری باشد در جهت بازتاب هر چه بهتر جنبه های روحی، حسی و عاطفی تجمع شده در افکارم.
اثارم انعکاس نگاه و بازتاب احساسات و تعمق من در نوعی بازنمایی از چهره انسانیت که این روزها آدمها در فرورفتگی ژرفای فکری ودرونی خودشان و ناتوان از بیان و یا ترجیح به سکوتی تلخ از پس چهرهای ساکت و نگاه های بی حس و حال که روحیات و زندگی همدیگر را تحت تاثیر قرار داده ایم و این تاثیر بصورت خود آگاه و شهودی در آثار من شکل گرفته است.
The silent look
The art works you see in this exhibition are the continuations of the previous collection under the title of “The Stone Faces”, on which I have worked on in the last two or three years.
The collection ahead is the result of my vision and self-conscious thinking and a reflection of my conscious mind, influenced by the complicated daily human interactions, with which we are often involved and connected in the world of our minds one way or another.
My works involve portraits and figurative effigies of a man, with whom for years I have been engaged during looking and searching of my visual and mental space; a kind of sensual and spiritual look in the reflection of my human relationships with my surrounding environment, with a focus on the Eastern identity, and, commonly said, it is an exploration in the illustration of being mesmerized, the faint of humanity and emotional relations, visible in the people around us, attempting to appear different and justified; people, who have forgotten about their identity and are seeking a new and attractive appearance.
My style and technique, given that for a long time, I have been working figuratively and by the combination of materials, is a novel integration of a personalized manner and unwanted tendency in the classic style and method, which had a special attention towards portraiture. However, I have attempted for today’s approaches, texture elements, porous surfaces being created and sensual colors in my works to be a tool in order for a better reflection of the spiritual, sensual and emotional aspects of my thoughts.
My works are the reflection of the look, of my emotions and contemplations in a kind of representation of the face of humanity, of today’s people sinking in their deep thoughts and soaking in their inner being, unable to express or preferring the bitter silence; people who, behind their mute faces and numb looks, have influenced the spirits and lives of each other; and, this very influence has shaped in me unconsciously and intuitively.
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.