|Tehran art exhibit introduces new forms of canvases||
TEHRAN – Peyman Sha’afi introduced new forms of canvases on Friday at Tehran’s Mojdeh Gallery, which showcased a collection of his calligraphic paintings in an exhibition entitled “Twisted Characters”.
Inspired by a number of works by the Persian poet Hafez, the works have been created on canvases, which are in geometric forms like cubes, tetrahedrons, and hexagonal dodecahedra.
“The simple canvases that have been used for many years makes viewers weary, so I looked around and decided to try making different forms for canvases,” Sha’afi said in a press release on Saturday.
He added that he has been practicing calligraphy for about 14 years and felt the need to make an innovation in his method to present his new works. “The lines and scripts are free and highlighted in my works, but the principle and movement of lines is observed,” he added.
Sha’afi believes that Persian letters are very beautiful with great potential for an artist.
Sha’afi began with traditional calligraphy, and is now skilled in the nastaliq style of calligraphy which he has combined with abstract painting. His works have been previously showcased at galleries in Dubai and the United States of America.
An installation comprised of 4 large dimensional canvases is also on display at the gallery.
The exhibit will be running until September 2 at the gallery located at No. 27, 18 Eastern St., off Northern Allameh St., in the Saadatabad neighborhood.
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