Yadollah Rezvani was born in Tehran in 1948 where he has lived until today. After getting his masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Rezvani went on to do extensive research on ancient and modern Iranian jewelry.
He is highly influenced by old Iranian forms and designs and he uses techniques similar to those of the ancient masters to make his pieces which are engraved and embossed but never welded, a method used in various Iranian civilizations throughout history.
Many of his designs are modernized variations of the designs of the Sassanides, the Achaemenians, the Medes and those of other civilizations that lived in Lorestan, a province in western Iran, as far back as twelve hundred years before Christ. Inspired by ancient Persian inscriptions, medallions, charms and earthenware he tries to get as close as possible to a pure form of decorative art. What inspires Rezvani most is the technique of the work.
He believes that in using ancient and traditional techniques one feels more magic in each individual piece and this is what adds depth to the work. In spite of this Rezvani's necklaces are highly post modern. To his friends he is 'a dervish seeking
| 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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