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Paintings on Bohme’s ‘Atmosphere’ Concept

Paintings on Bohme’s ‘Atmosphere’ Concept Paintings on Bohme’s ‘Atmosphere’ Concept

Painter, lecturer and art researcher Mohammad Azamzadeh, 48, has organized a painting exhibition based on ‘Atmosphere’, a fundamental concept of aesthetics introduced by contemporary German philosopher Gernot Bohme, 79.

The exhibition is titled ‘Particles of Light’ and 15 to 20 of Azamzadeh’s paintings are showcased at Tehran branch of Shirin Gallery, located at No. 5, 13th Alley, Sanaee Street, Karimkhan Blvd, ISNA reported.

The paintings are oil on canvas in the dimension of one sq meter. “The color rays have their own effects in the two-dimensional space. The color dots placed close together are ethereal. They induce calm, building up an emotional and extrasensory space,” he said.

The color dots or the particles of light manifest the sublime moments that are associated with the cycle of life. “The dots are born each moment.” 

 Azamzadeh expounded on Bohme’s concept introduced in 1995. He addresses the nature of space “as the physicality of an actual space and the atmospheric qualities that are embedded within a space.” Bohme states that “we must be physically present” to experience space in its entirety. By inhabiting space individuals can sense the character that surrounds them. 

“The concept of atmosphere has, for many centuries, been manifested in eastern masterpieces including Zen gardens, Hindu temples, miniatures and Persian gardens,” Azamzadeh said. 

The exhibition opened on December 9 and will run through December 21 on all days except Mondays, between 11 am-7 pm.

Bohme is a well-known contemporary German philosopher whose research interests cover classical philosophy, theory of time, natural philosophy, ethics and aesthetics.  

Since 2005, he has been director of the Institute for Practical Philosophy (IPPH) in the German city of Darmstadt.

In the late 1980s, Bohme developed the theory ‘Ecological Aesthetics of Nature’ which has had a wide influence on current research in German-speaking countries. 

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