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Mohammad Bozorgi Against the darkness
May 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Ayyam Gallery Dubai (DIFC) is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of Against the Darkness, the solo exhibition of leading Iranian calligrapher and painter Mohammad Bozorgi, on Monday, 30 May at 7.00 pm.
Selected from the artist’s recent series, Coloured Tears, Grey World, the featured works were produced in response to regional conflicts, and describe the impact that such widespread destruction has on the global community. Bozorgi’s latest body of work also serves as an exploration of colour and the high level of abstraction that can be realised when calligraphic forms are freed in complex compositions.
In an accompanying statement, Bozorgi describes the artist’s role of depicting the world as he or she observes it. According to the painter, references to everyday life in art are a form of translation that materialises even in certain uses of colour. In Coloured Tears, Grey World, the concept of darkness, or the decline of living conditions into a constant state of despair, is countered with colour in protest of ‘lost dreams’ and ‘lost lives.’ At the same time, Bozorgi seeks to inspire a sense of hope in viewers by alluding to a world shaped by beauty, peace, and tranquility. Read more
Opening reception: Monday, 30 May from 7.00 to 9.00 pm