Born in Kashan, Afsaneh Taebi spent her childhood years in Qom, Jiroft, Kohnouj, Bam and Sirjan. In high school Taebi began her courses in calligraphy and worked with such masters as Mohammad Mirzaee. As a teenager Taebi turned to photography and animation work and went on to participate in programs in the film studios of Kerman.
At university she studied handicraft and folk art at the Al Zahra University of Fine art in Tehran. It was at this time that Taebi worked on such Iranian traditional arts as calligraphy, tazhib, printing, and miniature painting. Afsaneh Taebi has had group and solo exhibitions both inside Iran and in such countries as Japan and Germany.
She has likewise participated and won prizes in several Iranian Biennials held at the Modern Art Museum of Tehran. Although Taebi has spent years working in such fields as theater, pottery, television and painting she has found the time to carry out extensive research on the lives and works of such masters as Hassan Khan Shahrokhi. Taebi’s calligraphy together with her intrepid use of color bring to her canvases a unique modernity that heralds a new era in Iranian life and society: an era in which her culture is leaning to wed traditionalism with modernity. This painter is indeed a harbinger of modern Iran.
To Taebi, ‘art is born so that we might see and understand the world better, more beautifully, more keenly, and at times more meditatively.’ Afsaneh Taebi is presently living and working in Tehran.
| Gallery Mamak has an aim:
to introduce contemporary Iranian art and literature to the world.
At a time when the need for dialogue
between cultures has reached its peak there is a definite lack of
exchange between Iranian and world culture. On our part, we seek to
offer an insight into the life and works of Iranian artists, writers
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