22 September – 06 October, 2016 Opening Reception to meet the artists: 22 September from 6 pm – 8 pm

SYRA Arts presents the first collaboration between Iranian artists Rashin Kheiriyeh and Sina Nayeri …a collection of paintings that provide a window into the world of Persian art and literature.Inspired by traditional Persian art techniques and poems by Rumi, Rashin and Sina bring together woodblock printing techniques with hand-lettering from their Iranian heritage, incorporated with Western abstraction.

This exhibition of paintings brings the perspective of the traditional artworks from Isfahan, a beautiful city in Iran. Isfahan is known worldwide for talented artisans who specialize in textiles, carpets, woodwork, painting, and inlay pieces. It is home to breathtaking Persian–Islamic architecture and paintings. There’s a Persian proverb that says”Isfahan nesf-e jahan” or “Isfahan is half the world.”

Rashin Kheiriyeh is internationally recognized for her award-winning children’s books. She’s an artist who is making waves with her paintings and animation, illustration and graphic design. Drawing on her love of Persian literature, she combines ancient and modern traditions in a distinct, signature style.

Sina Nayeri is a painter, graphic designer, animator and calligrapher.His unique focus and proficiency in Persian calligraphy and woodblock printing, introduces Farsi letters and traditional patterns from Isfahan art into different mediums including paintings and animation.
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