11 November – 10 December 2009
Artists: Hanibali Al-Khas, Nasser Azizi, Maryam Tavaf, Samira Nowparast, and Yaser Yagoob Zadeh
In order to get acquainted up close with the various art schools teeming with life around us, the Boushahri Art Gallery is currently exhibiting a five-artist showcase from neighboring Iran.
The works of Hanibali Al-Khas, Nasser Azizi, Maryam Tavaf, Samira Nowparast, and Yaser Yagoob Zadeh display in many ways and inspiring styles one aspect of the richness and innovativeness of contemporary Iranian painting.
As has been rightfully stated, the closeness, and even cultural affinity, of Iranian arts to our moods are striking. Why not? Both Arabian/Gulf and Iranian peoples have consistently shared almost the same cultural roots over centuries. The Iranian arts, originated in the Persian heritage, had found in the Islamic Civilization since the 7th century a pool that conveniently offered an ideal ‘melting pot’ that gave birth to an abundance of styles and creative methods.
Iran’s long history has been ceaselessly offering a cultural trove of inspiration to modern day artists. The multi-foliate styles of Iranian arts are taking nowadays the international art circles by surprise. Those arts continue to impress the world with their originality and sophistication. The world art forums, auction houses and art galleries attest to that.
No doubt Iranian arts will definitely withstand the test of time as always. This present exhibition attests to that too.