Report by Tehran Times; photos by Sharareh
TEHRAN - "The Peculiarity of Creatures", an exhibition of sculptures by Qodratollah Aqeli, has criticized the daily social behavior of people. The exhibit, which opened in Tehran's Sareban Gallery on Friday, showcases a collection of about twenty busts and sculptures.
"I usually pick one specific topic such as the environment or politics to
focus on," Aqeli said in a press release published on Sunday.
"This collection centers on social activities and some strange behavior of people. In the world of today there are some new definitions that seem strange and even some of the beautiful concepts we used to know have changed and gained new different meanings.
"For example one of the sculptures hanging from the ceiling refers to the
people who have stood strong in life despite being broken and upside down," he
"The contemporary art of today requires internal understanding and the proper reaction of the artist," he remarked.
Aqeli also said that he believes part of the society has decided to spend on
art and buy artworks, therefore an artist must create works that easily
communicate with Iranian visitors.
The exhibit will be running until January 9 at the gallery located at No. 130, West Hoveyzeh St., North Sohrevardi St.
Biography of Sculptor Ghodratollah Agheli (www.agheli.com):
Agheli is an Iranian Sculptor and painter. He was born in Jolfa, Iran in 1968.
He started his art activity by taking part in art school of "Tabriz" and then
entered into the center of visual arts of "Hoze Honari". He was taught in art
by famous masters such as sculptors and painters of "Saghakhane" school.
The artist has taken part in 20 individual fairs and 47 biennials and group exhibitions in Iran, Maghreb, England, ocrain, Germany, France and Qatar.
Among Agheli's accomplishments are: designing and creating 43 sculptures and reliefs that have been installed in museums, squares and public centers; making technical devices for cinema and theater; collecting and etymologizing the rug designs and collecting the Islamic designs and scripts.
"Iron statues" and "war in front row caricature" essays, participation in "50 years contemporary art of Iran" research, authorship the book of "100 years of new statuary", collection of statues and reliefs in Islamic age (Az Hagm Ta leyli) and collection of handcraft edition with theme of "30 Images, 30 ghazal" from molana, are some of his publicity and research works.
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