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Shirin Art Gallery Jan 2014 Behrouz Zindashti Intertwined 02

    هر چند تمایلی به نوشتن در چندوچون کارهایم ندارم و هر توضیحی در خصوص آن ها، راه را به بیراهه خواهد برد. اما اشاره کوتاه به بخشی از ذهنیتم، شاید مانع از هر گونه برداشت دور در تحلیل آثارم شود. 

     در تعیین و استفاده از فرم های غیرمتعارف چارچوب بوم هایم، به جنبه نمادین و شناخته شده آن ها نظری ندارم. 

"دست ها" برایم به مثابه دست های "من" و "تو" یا هر انسانی است که در رویارویی با رویدادهای مختلف زندگی برای دستیابی به شادکامی وآرامش، یکسر غرق در تلاش و تکاپو است. ترکیب فرم دست با عناصر نوشتاری در رنگ های متنوع و شاد و ساختار منظم هندسی اشان، شاید تداعی گر شادی های نکرده ی انسانی است که به دلایلی به خواست خود و یا دیگران، از انجام آن وامانده .

       زیبایی و جذّابیت فرم قوس های طاقی شکل که بسیار در هنرهای مختلف ایران بویژه معماری به چشم می-خورد، برایم بهانه ای بوده تا "محراب " هایی بسازم به دور از جنبه های معناشناختی اشان. دستیابی به ترکیب بندی-های  متفاوت تری از آثار نقاشیخط با سامان دادن انبوهی از حروف و کلمات "درهم تنیده" در گستره محراب یا سایر فرم بوم ها، دیگر دغدغه ذهنی ام بوده.

 بهروز زیندشتی

Although I am not eager to speak about my works and the procedure of making them and any extra explanation would lead to misunderstanding, but some few notes of mine will possibly be beneficial to avoid wrong perception.

In defying and utilizing uncommon form for my canvases, there are no symbolic or common signs. 

In my works, the hands are the hands of mine or yours which are in constant attempt, facing life’s different events to reach the happiness and peace. Combining the hand forms with calligraphically elements in sharp and varying colors and also the geometrical well-ordered structures can be the association of human satisfaction which has not been yet satisfied, caused by the subject him/herself or the other.

The beauty and the attraction of arc’s forms which can be found in different kinds of Iranian arts, especially architecture was an excuse to make some of them without any conceptual aspects of them. Attaining more differing kinds of compositions comparing with other sorts of calligraphy, by arranging abundant interwoven letters and words on the altar spaces or other canvas’ forms, was my other inner occupation.

Behrouz Zindashti

نمایشگاه آثار " بهروز زیندشتی " با عنوان " درهم تنیده " بهمن 1392گالری شیرین

More About Tehran

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.

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