CategoryPainting

Interview with Mehrshad Khalili: A Journey of Resilience and Artistic Exploration

In contemporary art's diverse and expansive landscape, Mehrshad Khalili emerges as a creative force and a philosophical enquirer, delving into the essence of our interconnected existence. Born in 1993 in Mashhad, Iran, Khalili's artistic voyage began under the wing of Gilda Ehsan, who not only taught him the technique and how to see the world through an artist's eyes.

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Nicky Nodjoumi: Let’s Talk

Born in Kermanshah, Iran, in 1942, Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi has developed a significant career that seamlessly integrates art with themes of global political discourse. His educational odyssey commenced at the Tehran University of Fine Arts and culminated with a Master's in Fine Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. His return to Tehran, joining the faculty of his alma mater, marked a pivotal moment in his artistic journey.

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“Tales of New York”: A Deep Dive into Hossein Edalatkhah’s Artistic Odyssey 

Born in 1979 in Tehran, Hossein Edalatkhah stands as a luminous figure in contemporary art, especially as the first openly gay artist to exhibit in Iran during the challenging times of the late '90s. His audacious advocacy for gay rights through his artistry eventually led to his exile in 2010. Now based in New York, Edalatkhah remains unwavering in championing LGBTQ+ rights.

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“9 Hopkins: Kamyar Bineshtarigh’s Artistic Tribute to Unseen Marks”

Southern Guild is hosting a captivating solo exhibition by the talented artist Kamyar Bineshtarigh, titled "9 Hopkins." This exhibition, running from August 24th to October 19th, 2023, unveils an impressive series of abstract artworks that delve into the realms of gestural mark-making and the urban landscape of Salt River, a historic industrial area near central Cape Town.

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Farideh Lashai’s Multifaceted Artistry: A Glimpse into Her Crystal and Glass Design Works

Los Angeles-based Iranian contemporary art platform ADVOCARTSY has unveiled a captivating solo exhibition featuring the late Farideh Lashai's lesser-known yet intriguing crystal and glass design works. This extraordinary exhibition, "Studies for Crystal and Glass Design and Other Works," provides a unique insight into the multidisciplinary career of one of Iran's most distinguished female artists.

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Soudeh Davoud; “A Lively Spring Garden”

Soudeh Davoud, born in 1988 in Tehran, Iran, is a highly acclaimed contemporary artist known for her distinctive works seamlessly blending Eastern and Western influences. Her creative journey began at a remarkably young age when she turned to drawing and painting as a means of communication and personal solace. Davoud's artistic approach draws from impressionist strategies, mainly patchwork and broken-color techniques, which have consistently informed her style. In addition, she has incorporated elements of impasto to create visually striking and emotionally resonant artworks. What distinguishes Davoud's work is her ability to dispense with under-drawings, working directly with color to infuse her pieces with vibrancy and immediacy.

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