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Works of Golnaz Ghadiri at Abtin gallery and Nina Rahshenas at Golestan gallery

By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

A few weeks ago I was walking with a friend along north Valiassar Avenue. Before reaching Modaress-Chamran expressway, we dropped by at Abtin gallery which is located in a little alley. There we were delighted to meet the artist whose work were on display and also the works themselves.

Like many of her contemporaries, Golnaz Ghadiri is very passionate, and yet she seems rather shy at the same time. When asked how she would describe her work, she told me that she takes a small detail, works on it, and bring it out and reaches out. She said the theme of her work was "loneliness".

Golnaz has one sister, and thankfully although she likes to travel, she feels that Iran is her base and she gets her inspiration and enthusiasm from her surroundings. I have a few pictures of her works, as well as a shot with the artist near her favorite work.

A few days earlier we had stopped by at Golestan gallery, and there we met another artist. This artist again is a lady with a difference! Dr. Nina Rahshenas is a dentist by profession, and painting for her is a wonderful hobby. She told me that when she was on verge of deciding her career she said to herself that she decided to go for science and keep the art for herself and enjoy doing it, as she had started her painting from school. She is also into Sufism and greatly fond of the great Molana Jallaledian Mohammad Balkhi. She writes poems too.

There was a book called Sound of Colors which has many of her best works on show as well as many others. Generally speaking I liked the water colors of the Dervishes Dancing which I found more moving as they portray to me a sense of deep freedom with intense emotions.

I have chosen a few picture here to share with you from that show.

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