Iranian artist Salar Ahmadian’s works weave together text and color, tradition and modernity. Ahmadian delves beyond the calligraphic script to present a new visual language akin to the symbolism of Pop Art or the serendipitous creative process of Surrealism. In a manner that recalls the techniques of Jackson Pollock and Rothko, on his canvas the artist compromises between his artistic will, the uncertainty of the brushstroke and his imagination.
For Ahmadian, his creative process is based upon the crux of his Persian heritage and the achievements of Contemporary Western art history. While the artist studied calligraphic art at university, he also desired to move calligraphy away from merely a traditional representation to a form that included the abstract synthesis of the present. The works incorporate colors that refer to ideas of happiness, vitality and energy. Their vibrant coloring is just as strong as the movement each professes, while their imaginary abstract forms recall the shape of a colorful Iranian carpet or the country’s wild eternal gardens.
Farnaz Jahanbin is an internationally recognized Iranian artist who adapts Persian and Arabic scripts to create modern interpretations of the ancient art of calligraphy. Her paintings use abstract forms as well as more traditional articulations of script, drawing also from classical Persian figurative traditions. Jahanbin is also a Classical Persian singer, though as a woman, she is not allowed to perform in front of a mixed public in Iran. Her paintings also carry a lyrical and gestural quality, based around the harmonies and precision that comes from studying the calligraphic traditions.
Master of Graphic Art, graduated from Alzahra and Central Azad University.
Member of Institute for promotion and visual arts/Iran Member of Association of
Iranian Painters (AIP), Certificate of Interior & Architectural design from Cavendish college/Britain