گالری شیرین مفتخر است از نمایشگاه انفرادی فردوس کاشانی اخوان با عنوان بانوی شرق رونمایی کند
فردوس کاشانی اخوان با ساخت حجمهایی، زنان شرقی و ظرافت پوششان را توصیف میکند. او با استفاده از مواد - ترکیب نقاشی و پارچه - یک اثرهنری دو بعدی را به حجمهایی سه بعدی از چهرهها تبدیل میکند
فردوس، متولد تهران ، مي گويد: من طراح پارچه هستم و آثار من الهام گرفته از نقاشيهای دست ساز باتيك است
فردوس ادامه می دهد
من معتقدم که هنر حرفه نیست بلکه روح زندگی است. من معتقدم میتوان با بیان توانایی ها از طریق خلاقیتهای هنری، سفر زندگی را غنی سازیم
سفر من به عنوان یک طراح پارچه از انگلستان شروع شد و با نمایش قطعات سوزن دوزی که در نمایشگاههای خصوصی به نمایش گذاشته شدند ادامه یافت و اکنون کار من به عنوان ترکیبی از پارچه و رنگ روی بوم و پارچه ، عمدتاً به عنوان بافت سه بعدی ارائه میشود
من هنر را به عنوان یکی از منابع انرژی مثبت و هارمونی خود برگزیدهام. امیدوارم مخاطببین نیز همان شادی را که من هنگام خلق این آثار هنری احساس کردم احساس کنند
Ferdows creates sculptural works to describe the oriental women and the elegance of fabrics. Her use of materials – combining painting and fabric – turn once two-dimensional art into 3D representations of figures.
Ferdows Kashani Akhavan, born in Tehran, says:” I am a textile designer, and my paintings are inspired by Hand-made batik painting.”
I believe that art is not a profession but the spirit of life. I find the journey of life can be enriched by expressing our ability through artistic creations.
My journey in art began as a textile designer from the UK, and carried on as embroidery needlework pieces displayed at private exhibitions and now my work presents itself as a combination of textile and paint on canvas and fabric, mostly as 3D texture.
I have chosen art as one of my sources of positive energy and harmony. I hope the viewers would also share the same joy I felt in creating these artworks.
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.