Art And Culture

‘Hello My Iran’ on Display

‘Hello My Iran’ on Display‘Hello My Iran’ on Display

A painting collection ‘Hello My Iran’ by renowned artist Enayatollah Nazari-Nouri was launched on September 11 at Tehran’s Shokouh Art Gallery.

The collection is the fourth display by the artist and includes 38 works of watercolor, abstract, calligraphy and photography, Honaronline reported.

Nouri has reflected his personal interest in natural landscapes and ancient places in Iran through his art. He worked for 8 months to depict suburban villages and rare towns of Iran on canvas.

“Bright and lively colors in my works are inspired by God’s colorful creation, nature. I didn’t want darkness to cast a shadow over my works, so I used bright colors to balance the black.”

Nature is the general theme of the watercolor paintings.

Nouri has 20 years experience in photography. His collection includes 6 photos, in which elements such as flowers and animal-like clouds are skillfully captured.

He also said it’s a pity to see the glory of ancient buildings gradually falling apart, adding that Iran’s valuable cultural heritage should be restored. “They should be saved from modern construction projects.”

Nouri, 78, has been active for over five decades in the Iranian Artists’ Society and has written articles and given lectures on art in addition to painting. His art has been showcased in America, Switzerland and Malaysia.

The exhibition will run through September 21 at the gallery, No. 19, Amir Nouri Alley, Shahid Salimi St., Andarzgoo Blvd.