“Double Take” An Examination of Geometry Within Nature’s Framework
Hamzianpour & Kia Gallery recently showcased a mesmerizing solo exhibition titled “Double Take” by the talented artist Farbod Elkaei. This inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles featured fifteen captivating works meticulously created over the past few months. From June 17th to July 8th, 2023, art enthusiasts had the opportunity to immerse themselves in Elkaei’s unique artistic vision.
Drawing inspiration from nature, Elkaei embarks on a journey that combines geometry with organic forms beautifully. In “Double Take,” the artist skillfully employs the rigorous precision of geometric elements to depict the fluidity and complexity of nature itself. The juxtaposition of sharp lines, vivid colors, acute angles, and meticulous details against monochromatic or fluid backgrounds creates a tension that invites viewers to explore the interplay between figuration and pure abstraction.
The title of the exhibition perfectly encapsulates Elkaei’s artistic approach. As viewers engage with each artwork, they are compelled to take a literal double-take, discovering hidden organic figures within the intricate compositions. Through this process, Elkaei disrupts the fast-paced nature of our modern lives, urging us to pause and truly appreciate the nuances of the natural world and the art before us.
It delves deeper into Elkaei’s perception and understanding of the world, offering a subjective and profound “second take.” By embracing oblique angles and abstract interpretations, Elkaei reveals the underlying patterns and principles that govern natural forms.
Farbod Elkaei, born in Tehran in 1992, brings a wealth of artistic experience to his craft. With a BFA from Sooreh Art University in Iran, Elkaei has participated in numerous group exhibitions and collaborative art projects across various countries, including Sweden, Italy, the UAE, and Portugal. His distinct perspective and artistic prowess shine through in “Double Take,” leaving a lasting impression on viewers.
“Double Take” at Hamzianpour & Kia Gallery was a visual feast for art enthusiasts, inviting them to witness the fusion of geometry and nature through the discerning eyes of Farbod Elkaei. His compositions and captivating artistic expressions left a mark, reminding us of the infinite beauty surrounding us.