Sunday, November 27, 2005

Father is gone For Ever

Morteza Momayez –The Father of Iranian modern Graphic- Has closed His Book of Life in 26 November 2005, while he was suffering from a long-live pain. Momayez-Born in 1936 – had started design since 1965 and working with many Domestic and foreign Medias and Cultural Institutes. In 1968 he had startet his studies on fine and decorative arts in National France
Fine arts University .

In the late 30 years of His life ,momayez has been working all day with Students and teaching in Iranian Art Universities and helped too many young artists to find the way to the Graphic World, Infact The Nikname-Father of Iranian Graphic –is because of This teaching attitude he had since 30 years ago and the creativity he discovered and Tolerate in Iranian Graphic
Design scene. Image Archieve
Gilgamesh illustration serie
Designed by M.Momatez
Mono Print

“For the graphic arts in Iran, whose history reaches back to the second half of the Nineteenth Century, the wall ad or poster is a new feature. Before, our graphic arts were comprised chiefly of calligraphy, book illustration, signage, caricature and illustration. These elements formed the pillars of our graphic arts in the past.
About fifty years ago, the first movie posters the size of cinema billboards were designed and produced by the Sorouri brothers, Mushekh and Napoleon, who had recently immigrated to Iran from Armenia. Later, Frederick Talberg, an émigré from Sweden, took the lead in poster design, particularly in adver­tising. Despite such activities, the poster did not play a significant role for the culture as a whole, largely because of the lack of printing machines for producing large posters…”

Morteza Momayez
Introduction to a book “ Art of Poster in Iran” Image Archieve
Antonioni cinema
Designed by M.Momatez
Offset-83x57 cm

“Before Momayez there was plenty of unbalances and complexity in Iranian Graphic art and there was absolutely nothing called “Logo “ in Iran ,before him”said Aidin Aghdashlou,Iranian Master Painter” It was Morteza Momayez , Ghobad Shiva and Farshid Methghali who made life to Iranian Poster Art” He continues.The Fact is That Momatyez approaches are worthy because of his success in making a true path for the Iranian young Talent.
Beside Graphic design and the long way he has passed true his Art life ,Momayez Has a Film making Experiments : 3 short films – Flying Black , “those who act and Those who dream” & “One green Point”which has won the 1973 Moscow Film Festival Award. Image Archieve
Designed by M.Momatez
1975 Offset 97.5x50

Friday, November 18, 2005

PhotoTalk - Kolahstudio Big Show

Kolahstudio Big Art Show ends...

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The First Kolahstudio Group Exhibition

The First Group Exhibition of Kolahstudio Artists is Now open for Public from 12 November 2005 and will be continued Until 17 November in Behzad Art Gallery ,Teheran,IRAN.

Karan Reshad –Kolahstudio Former and Manager- aims to break the silence taking Iranian Desperate young Artists and Invite them to Exhibit their works for Iranian People.
The main Atmosphere in which the exhibition is stable is the Expression. Expression of The inner and The fact of Being true nomatter what the situation. Kolahstudio Has selected 4 artists from among ten Artists to include their works for November 2005 Exhibition.Kaveh Tavakoli, Ismaeel Bahrani and Arash Khodaee are showing their works beside Karan Reshad in a Great Exhibition space on Keshavars Blvd. Tehran.
5 figurative ,wood sculptures , 2 children illustration books and more that 100 Works of Expressionism Art are ready for people to visit in The First kolahstdio Exhibition.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tehran 7th Cartoon Biennale

The 7th Tehran International Cartoon Biennale is now open for public to visit Cartoons from participating Cartoonists around the world.
it is not as well as previous biennales but it's acceptable with names like " Kyoumars Kyasat" , "Ares" and "Kambiz Derambakhsh"

Friday, November 04, 2005

Afshin Pirhashemi Showing His 2005 Works

The Painting exhibition of Afshin Pirhashemi , The Iranian Young Painter who has justly won the second prize for his painting -Women- in China Biennale 2005 is Now open at Seyhoun Art gallery in Tehran. the Exhibition would continue till 11 November 2005 .

Big canvases of Mostly black and white Images made of an Abstract Atmospheres taking Realistic figures and portraits inside. Maybe it’s not false to say that One good aspect of Mr.pirhashemi’s Paintings is the right usage of Abstract Expressionism achievements in making his backgrounds and limiting his works to a condition of semi Drawing/semi Painting. The symbolism of Candles and some gothic themes beside a deep influence of Christianity and- Shocking in this Exhibition- an Islamic Hand symbol is Mostly appearing in Afshin pirhashemi’s Paintings and that’s a point we can’t see it’s reason ,yet.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Group Exhibition at Laleh Gallery Nov.2005

The Group painting Exhibition of 6 Iranian Painters is about To end At Laleh art Gallery Tehran.

About 50 Works by Artists - Negar Aurang , Maryam Beyk moradi , Nahid Tavakoli , Ali Khoshkam , Mohammad Sharafi Tehrani and Farzaneh Tak- in merely different techniques and Atmospheres ,but maybe alike in sadness of the viewpoints. Most of the works in The Exhibition can be categorized as Expressionism and Some works are about to touch the Suereal scene. Portraits of Distorted faces painted with rough brushing ,some abstract works on 100x100cms canvases and some photographic spots of Details from Every day life are shown beside 5 Mixed media Works done with Black color , concentrated on lines and Radiology Films effects on background Underground Art Media and Basement
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