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Shirin Art Gallery Feb 2016 Babak Rashvand Be In Colour 02

در رنگ شو...

تو عاشق نقش آمدى 

همچون قلم در رنگ شو ...


خوب به ياد دارم كه در دوران كودكى، بعد از مشق خط نستعليق از روى سرمشق‌.های استاد- پدرم- شيطنتى مرا به بازى می‌.کشاند سرشار از شور كودكى و گسيخته از بند قواعد مشق و خط. اين بازى‌.هاى تصويرى با خط و خوشنويسى شكل گرفت در نهایت شالوده كارهاى من شد.خواستم تا با خط و نوشتار، فضايى از  لحظه‌.هاى گذرا و جارى زندگی به تصویر بکشم- فضایی بسان قصه‌.اى پر از رنگ و نور، و به دور از چينش و ارائه‌.ی پيچيده‌.ی عناصر. من خط را به هر آنگونه خواسته‌.ام نوشته ام. عارى از هر تعصب و ادعايى ريخت كلاسيك خوشنويسى را كنار زده ام. من حروف را كشيده‌.ام، به مثابه فيگور‌.هايى از انسان که در حركت اند و زنده‌.. در كارهايم به دنبال قواعد و شكل خط و خوشنويسى حروف نباشيد؛ شما صرفاً در آن‌.ها فرم‌.هايي از حرف‌.هاى در هم تنيده شده خواهید دید در فضاهايى ساختارگرايانه و يا آبستره. فرم‌.هايى از خط و حرف كه با رنگ و نور به تابش در آمده‌.اند؛ حضور، همنشينى، تابش و بازتابش و جنس رنگ و نور در كارهايم به گونه‌.اى است که بيننده را به بازى و چالش دوسويه‌.اى بكشد. استفاده از رنگ‌.هاى درخشان، متالايز شده و همچنين درخشش ورق‌.هاى طلا و نقره کمک می کند تا با بازتابش‌.های مختلف از يك رنگ- در زمان و زاويه‌.هاى مختلف- بيننده را رو به سوى طيفى گسترده تر از رنگ و نور بكشاند.

Be in color

Once you are in love with images,

Plunge you into colour like a brush


I remember well, as a child, my script writing exercises, where I followed samples from my calligraphy instructor, who was also my father. After each lesson, playfulness led me to mischief. 

Full of childhood spirit and tired of all the guidelines of script, I played with the rules of calligraphy, and this eventually became the foundation of my work. 

My goal was to use calligraphy to depict the fleeting moments of life, like simple stories full of light and color, free from any complicated elements. I used script according to my wishes. Without any bias or demands, I set aside the classic form of calligraphy. I sketched letters as if they were human figures – living and moving. 

Do not look for the principles of calligraphy in my work. What you will find are interwoven letters or abstract forms in structured spaces that glow with light and color. In my work, radiance, reflection, light, and color are presented in a way that plays with the audience. 

With the use of radiant colors, tiny grains of metal, and sparkling sheets of gold and silver, a single color creates a wide array of reflections.

نمایشگاه آثار " بابک رشوند " با عنوان " در رنگ شو " بهمن 1394 گالری شیرین

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