Art And Culture

Tatari’s Art Communicates With People

Tatari’s Art Communicates With People
Tatari’s Art Communicates With People

An exhibition of paintings by veteran artist Aneh Mohammad Tatari is underway at Etemad Gallery in Tehran.

The contemporary artist has showcased a collection of his new works which can be described as a dialogue between Iranian artists and the outside world, Honaronline reported.

“It follows my past style. Most of the paintings thematize on the issue of war, human hatred for conflict and the need for peace,” Tatari said.

He has created the works keeping in mind traditional art in Iran and believes the public can make a link with the collection as they are inspired by real people.

Pointing to traditional art, he said, “One of its characteristics is its spiritual origin with people living in an ambience of peace and tranquility. Peace is multifaceted which affects the entire process of living.”

Born in Gonbad-e-Kavus in Golestan Province, Tatari, 59, holds a master’s degree in painting.

He has participated in more than 80 individual and group exhibitions in England, France, Italy, Portugal, India, Switzerland and Romania. His artwork are found in private and public collections such as the British Museum (London), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jordan Library.

He has also received many awards in Tehran including the 2nd and the 4th Biennial of Contemporary Painting of the Islamic World in Tehran in 2003 and 2006.

Reminiscent of his Central Asian roots, Tatari’s work reflects the tribal, mystical and colorful background of his homeland, Turkmen Sahra, in northeast Iran.

Inspired by the desert landscapes of his homeland, Tatari often uses the warm shades of orange and red to illustrate semi-abstract figures in traditional Persian ceremonies. He teaches fine arts at the University of Tehran.

The exhibition will run through November 24 at the gallery at No.4, Boukan St., Mousavi St., Yaser St., Yaser Sq., Niavaran St.