Take It Easy
Hengameh Abedin; Solo Painting Exhibition in Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Hengameh Abedin; Iranian poet, art writer, painting artist and a member of Iranian Painting Artists Association with 30 years of active artistic career showed the result of her last 3 years artistic journey in a solo exhibition in Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran from December 8 to 13, 2017.
“Take It Easy” was a continuation of her last exhibition in 2014 as mentioned in her exhibition statement: “After three years from the date of my last solo exhibition, I still believe that the world around me continues its path in a messy, inconsistent way with rapid entropy. I; this wandering, alienated human-being, have been left stunned and dumb from this idle segregation.”
Her painting universe is influenced by poems and poetic atmosphere, a walk between dream and reality. “A world with a series of both serious and comic phenomena having a tragic nature as well. Carefree and cheerful lumpens around me in a violent context tell me: I live in a completely ‘caricature’ world!” she quoted.
According to Richard M. Vaughan, the famous Canadian writer and art critic, “Hengameh Abedin’s new paintings embrace the absurd and absurdity’s dark twin, menace, with a fearless materiality. Brash and alive, lyrical (but never whimsical), Hengameh’s paintings thrive on and illuminate a kind of rough sweetness that is both familiar, even cozy, and yet highly alarming – like the best fairy tales and most instructive parables.”
“But it is a mistake to read these paintings as solely “narrative” works. Hengameh is a painter’s painter – her first duty is to the application of pigment on surface, to the fusing of colour, light and depth into pleasing harmony. Abedin’s paintings offer other worlds, glimpses at half-remembered fables and legends, but it is the evidence of the painter’s deft hand that leads us back to reality.” he added.
“Take It Easy” individual painting exhibition was on view from Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th December 2017 from 16:00 to 20:00 in Golestan Gallery.
About Richard M. Vaughan: Born in Saint John, NB, Canada in 1965, Richard Murray Vaughan is a well-known poet, playwright, filmmaker, novelist, essayist, art critic, and visual/media artist. He is the author of many books and contributes articles on culture to a wide variety of publications including being a Contributing Editor for This Magazine, Momus.ca, and Canadian Art online.
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