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Paris-based Iranian master of minimal art hangs 3D collection in Tehran
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The Paris-based Iranian master of minimal art Peyman Sha’afi (1st from left) talks with calligrapher Esrafil Shirchi (R) and an unidentified person after the opening of his exhibition at Tehran’s Aun Gallery on July 11, 2014.
The Paris-based Iranian master of minimal art Peyman Sha’afi (1st from left) talks with calligrapher Esrafil Shirchi (R) and an unidentified person after the opening of his exhibition at Tehran’s Aun Gallery on July 11, 2014.
TEHRAN – A 3D collection by the Paris-based Iranian master of minimal art Peyman Sha’afi is on display in an exhibit at Tehran’s Aun Gallery.
 
A selection of 10 paintings created on 3D canvases in different geometrical shapes went on show in the exhibit, which opened on Friday, the gallery announced in a press release.
 
These unusual canvases are sometimes as much as 10 to 5 centimeters high sticking out from the background to convey the message of the artist.  
 
“I like to show dimension in my works, and I have been working on this new style for about two years,” Sha’afi said.
 
Colors enjoy a special position in this collection. To be innovative, “One needs a lot of practice to learn how to arrange different tonalities of colors in a series. I use the colors based on my feelings. Metallic colors are also used in my works to give a shiny appearance to my works,” he said.
 
 
Sha’afi also has a collection of 3D works bearing calligraphy paintings. “But in my new collection, there are no signs of calligraphy, and only colors dominate.”
 
There is a high interest in minimal art in the world, he said, adding that while Iranians prefer the decorative patterns of Iranian paintings, displaying minimal arts can help attract more visitors to Iran.
 
Born in 1974, Peyman Sha’afi started his work from traditional calligraphy. He is skilled in writing nastaliq and other styles of calligraphy and makes use of them in his abstract paintings.
 
Sha’afi has held several solo exhibits and has attended many group exhibits in Iran.
 
The exhibition runs until June 23 at the gallery located at 40 Seoul St. off Vanak Sq.
 
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