نســـرین شـــاپـــوری مـــتولـــد تهـــران و فـــارغ التحصیل در رشـــتهی مـــجسمه ســـازی در مـــقطع لیسانس و تصویرسازی در مقطع فوق لیسانس از دانشگاه تهران میباشد. از نـگاه هـنرمـند: اگـر “ تـصویرگـری را بـه مـثابـه روشـن کردن، نـور انـداخـتن، واضـح کردن و یا تـزیین و جـذاب کردن یک مـعنا” بـدانیم همین روشـن کردن خـود لازم بـه تفسیر اسـت. مـا معنی و یا متنی را که شــامــل کلمات و مــعانی ذهنی اســت را بــا شکل و تــصویر، عینیت می بخشیم و با تصویر که امری است عینی توضیح میدهیم. بـــه همین خـــاطـــر اســـت که تـــصویرگـــری را دوســـت دارم و ســـالهـــا بـــعد همین عـــلاقـــه دروازههـــای ورود بـــه جـــهان مـــجسمه را در بـــرابـــرم گـــشود. از همین رو خیالاتـــم بیشتر از مـطالـعه و تـصویرگـریام شکل گـرفـت و بـاعـث شـد تـصویرگـری را از بـعد مـجسمه سـازی پی بگیرم. سعی کردم آدم هــا در مــرکز تــوجــهام بــاشــند و آزادانــه و رهــا وارد خیالــم شــونــد، بنشینند حــرف بــزنــند و آرام آرام از ذهــنم دور شــونــد. آدم هــا در کارهــای مــن هــرکدام بــه گـونـهای خـاص میانـدیشند گـاهی زنـدگی را بـه سخـره میگیرنـد و گـاهی در جـدیت مـطلق میمــانــند. آدمهــا در کارهــای مــن بــا شیوهای تــصویرگــرانــه وارد مــجسمههــایم میشــونــد و شکلهــای تــازهای را میســازنــد. سعی میکنم از مــواد و مــتریال مــتداول اســتفاده کنم و فـضاهـای خـالی، عـنصری از کارهـای مـن تلقی شـونـد. بـنابـراین بـا کاسـتن و اضـافـه کردنهـای مـتمادی بـه فـرمهـای تـازهای دسـت مییابـم که آنـها را گـاه بـصورت تکی و گـاه چـندتـایی ارائـه میکنم و فــضاهــای خــالی را در آثــارم بــرای بیان بهــتر انــدیشهام بکار میبــرم. بــه نــوعی که آرزوها و خیالاتم را برآورده میکنم
Nasrin Shahpouri Azar born in Tehran 1984 has BA in Sculptur and MA in illustration from Tehran Art University. She had many group exhibitins in Iran and this is her first solo exhibition.
As the artist says: ” If we consider illustration, as illuminating, clarifying, decorating, glorifying a concept, this illumination also needs interpretation. This might mean to enable seeing. We make a concept or a text that includes terms and mental meaning and make them tangible by shape and image which is a tangible and concrete matter.
That is why I was interested in illustration and years later this interest opened the gates of sculptor for me. Therefore my imagination and dreams developed more than my studies and imaging.
I tried to centralize the human and set human in the center of my attention and freely to enter my imagination, talk and gradually get away from my mind. Individuals, each one thinks differently in my works, sometimes teases and belittle life and sometimes remain in absolute seriousness. Human sometimes enters my works with an imaging way.
I try to utilize common materials and try to use empty spaces as an element of my works therefore by constant reduction and addition I achieve new forms that I present them sometimes as individual or in multi forms and I use empty spaces to express my thoughts better and realize my dreams and wishes in a way.”
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.