By Syma Sayyah, Tehran
know of a few women artists who have successfully banded together for
exhibitions, such as Dena and Halghe (Circle). But it was
rather unusual to see a group exhibition of five male artists at the Mah
Gallery. They had published a
very good booklet describing themselves and their work.
artists at Mah gallery (from right to left): Ahmad Morshedloo,
Shiva, Ahmad Aminnazar,
Mehdi Ahmadi and Mohammad Rahimi
Aminnazar, the veteran painter who had a very interesting solo exhibition at the
Assar gallery a couple of months before.
Ahmadi, a talented young artist whose work I was happy to come to know
· Ahmad Morshedloo whose
work I have admired since I first became familiar with his talent at the Aria
gallery a few years ago
Shiva whose still life paintings were quite captivating and interesting
Rahimi whose work presented itself to me as deep and
beauty about the Mah gallery is that it is very spacious, and it is a great
place to exhibit a group exhibition as there are wide walls to hang the works
without interference to other works, and I must admit usually the curator at Mah
is quite good and this time it was even better.
Aminnazar’s works are deep and give one a sense of nostalgia yet at the same
time it feels thick and intense. I
like his use of red and orange to evoke a mixture of future heaven and hell
combined. My favourite work of his
is the portrait of three men that I saw at his pervious exhibition in December
which I show here for you along with a few samples from his work at the current
Morshedloo is a very talented and provocative artist. In my opinion he is many steps ahead of
his contemporaries and he has the potential to be one of the greatest modern
Iranian painters. Some great
portraits were there but I was disappointed that some of the lovely works that I
had seen at Mr. Morshedloo’s studio last year were not there, but I have
included a couple for you to see why I think he is has such fantastic potential
and my own photo of him at his studio.
particular exhibition was as diverse as it was interesting since the artists
have such different styles. Besides the artists whose work I knew
previously, I came to know and enjoy the works of the other three artists, Mehdi
Ahmadi, Farshid Shiva and Mohamad Rahimi.
must admit I was disappointed when I found out that these artists had not formed
a permanent group which I think would make presentation of their works very
effective and rewarding to them, especially outside Iran, but more so to the
audience at such exhibitions who would have had chance to see a good sample of
different works from young Iranian artists. I can only hope that they will do so.
In any case I wish them all the
best and look forward to their next exhibitions.
have a few sample of each artist’s work for you from this exhibition and others
to draw your own opinion on their works
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