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Higher than Gems, Art Emerged

By Roya Monajem, Tehran (artworks from

It is the opening of Bahram Dabiri’s painting exhibition and ...
The same old struggle... why don’t I go?
At least his paintings are not like News...
Yet, it would be like the same old story,
Of a man and a woman
A time for war and a time for peace...
Painted in growingly unique colours...


“Come on?!
What do you expect? That a painter constantly comes up with a new event?
Shouts Common Sense...
Didn’t Marcel Duchamp say there is a hair-line difference between art and artisanship?
One is creation and the other craftsmanship?
But who is there to judge?
Artists, Audience or Academicians?
And what was Oscar Wilde’s definition of Artist?
One who creates beautiful things!
Yet again with the same question
Who is there to judge?
Nietzsche says your instincts can judge.
That which gives you the Will to live is beautiful
And vice versa...;
What about sadist masochists?
Which includes more or less the whole human race
As documented in history books
And the world surrounding us
With all destructions and mass killings......
this news-like line of thought...


Nicknamed as Iranian Picasso...
Bahram Dabiri has truly worked hard for his art....
On one hand he has copied, painted and lived in his native language
The art history of Occidental Painting... (better known as Western painting)
On the other hand...
His Iranian heritage...
From all the images still found on stones around this country
Whether in Persepolis or Naghshe Rostam
To Persian Miniature Painting
And the Modern Iranian School of
Qahvehkhaneh Painting...
And from anther perspective...
Like an artisan he has designed for famous Iranian crafts
From namad (felt rugs) and gabeh (rough rugs)

To metal-work, china and....

And now in this exhibition, Tiles...
Another well known Iranian art
Who can ever forget Sheikh Lotfollah’s Dome in Esfahan?
All those glowing golden, blue, green, cafe-au-lait colours?
This kind of masterly is what the so-called conceptualist visual artists
Pretend not to be concerned with
And if chance accompanies them
They can make their flash.....
Although in this Wild Wild world
In native language Hassan Khar
When art is money; and business is art
Politiques is prostitution
And prostitution is money
And money is said to be everything
Even though there is one thing it cannot buy
That very magical WORD


Art ...
Should be seen and not talked about
So, here you are:
Ladies and Gentlemen
Below is a review of Bahram Dabiri’s works, ending with a selection of his recent exhibition

1st Period (70s)


2nd Period- Formations (80s)


3rd Period (90s), Picasso, untitled


3rd Period (90s), myths, sketches


3rd Period (90s), untitled


3rd Period (2000s), Shiraz School


3rd Period (2000s), India


Tile-works of the present exhibition (November 2011, Jorjani Gallery, Tehran)

The artist, Bahram Dabiri at the exhibition

Higher than Gems, Art Emerged -- A verse by the Iranian greatest epical poet, Ferdosi.

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