Opening 24th June 2011 at Aaran Gallery in Tehran
Documentary on Celestial Predictions # 2. Marker on paper 30x21 cm.
Excerpts from catalogue by Behrang Samadzadeghan:
The visual world of Ghazal Khaitibi is filled with games and humor which is rooted in the seriousness and prejudice of the real world. "Mad World" is the first phrase that can describe her visual world and its interaction with her surrounding .Her unique mentality takes shape in the bosom of the real world. She reacts to incidents and phenomenon in a coquettish and witty way and translates them to satire and as a result the stagnation of the real world is replaced with fluidity and dynamism.
Her work can not be surveyed within the limited and classic descriptions of painting. Because the seriousness and self glorification of academic painting is absent. What is important in her work is the humorous and simple and smooth narrations which is a product of her fluid mind and Improvisation .Her approach opens the path that draws inspiration from the glory of Expressionism but ends at promiscuous and smutty drawings that are not intended to excite the audience but are portrayal of absurdity of the reality that she faces..
Khatibi depicts the controversial social subjects with innocence and compassion. Her simple figures, with flat and glittery colors, show the transient and unseemly conditions and circumstances of certain types. As if the Artist by recording these moods is depicting these “ Humanesques “ and ridicules them.
Her works are imagery of a world in which illusion surrounds reality and not vice versa. To properly observe and appreciate her world we should leave out the preconceived notions and rigid rules and float our imagination.
Title “Poetry Night“ - Marker on paper 50x33 cm.
Ghazal Khaitibi's Bio:
Born in 1984, Kermanshah, Iran
2008, BA in Painting, College University of Fine Arts, Tehran University
MA in Painting, Alzahra University
2010 Exhibition titled : Hinterland. At gallery of Azad Tehran
2010 Art Fair of ROMA
2010 I Leave Today I Stay in Tehran, Cream Art Gallery, Milan
2009 Iran on paper (the last 10 years), Aaran Gallery Tehran
2005 Drawing Exhibition, the Gallery of Visual Arts Department, College University of Fine Arts, Tehran University
2010 Ridiculous Half, Aaran Gallery Tehran
2010 XVA Gallery Dubai
Title “ …It Will Be In The News Soon “.Markeron paper 50x33 cm.
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