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نور، سایهها و رنگ سایههای متفاوتشان همیشه مرا مجذوب کرده است
بزرگترین اشتیاقم، نشستن به تماشاست. از اینکه مثلاً نور زیبایی را بر برگی ببینم که روی فنجانی چای تابیده یا روی سطح میزی منعکس شده و رنگ سایهها و تلألو و بازتابهایشان در سمت سایهپوش. جالبتر این است که رنگ نور چگونه خُلق و خوی را تغییر میدهد
رنگمایۀ نقاشیهای من همین خلق و خوست
من بیشتر نور و سایههایی را میکشم که از محیط اطرافم، از فضای داخلی، از خانه یا کارگاهمان یا از فضای خارجی، از باغمان یا منظرۀ شهر محل زندگیمان گرفتهام
طی چند سال گذشته، با متمرکز ساختن نگاهم بر جهان سایهها، با ریشههای زمان و مدت آن کار میکردم؛ سایههای آثار هنری و ساختههای انسانی و مخاطبان آنها را گرد هم آوردم. من این تصاویر را به شکل آثاری مستقل بر کاغذ آفریدهام. سایههای اشیاء سهبعدی به سطوح پیکره تبدیل میشوند. این تصاویر که از بستر اصلی خود بیرون کشیده شدهاند، نه خاستگاه اثر هنری، که پدیدهای نو را نشان میدهند
در این دنیای سایهها، شیفتۀ این فکرم که سایهها قرار نیست دیده شوند، بلکه چیزی هستند که ما را به تجربۀ فضای اطراف خودمان و گذر زمان وامیدارند. سایه بهمانند استعارهای از گذر از زمان، الهامبخش و حتی رمزآلود است. سکوت سایهها و غیر مادی بودن آنها به تصاویری روی کاغذ تبدیل میشود. ماهیت این آثار نیمی انتزاعی است و سرانجام، مهم نیست که منشاء تصاویر را بدانیم. آنها موضوعی بین موضوعها هستند.
Light, shadows and their different shades have always fascinated me. My big passion is to observe. I enjoy seeing a beautiful light on, for example, a leaf that glitters to on a tea cup or reflects on a table surface and the shades, glitter and reflections on the shadow side of them. Particularly fascinating is how the color of light changes the mood.
The motifs in my paintings are moods.
I mostly paint the light and the shadows that I have studied in my immediate surroundings interiors from our home or my studio, exteriors from our garden and the view of our home town.
During the last couple of years, I have been working with the themes of time and the duration of it by concentrating my eye on the world of shadows. I have been collecting shadows of Artworks and Artefacts as well as their audiences. I have developed these images into independent works on paper. Shadows of three-dimensional objects transform into figure planes. Taken out from their original context, the images don't show the origin of the artwork but something new.
In this world of shadows, I'm interested in the idea that the shadows are not meant to be observed but are something which makes us experience the space around us and the passing of time. Darkness as a metaphor of the time running is inspiring and even mystical. The silence of the shadows and their immateriality is transformed into images on paper. The nature of the works is half abstract, and in the end, it is not essential to know the origin of the pictures. They are something in between things.
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.