25 October 2006

Elahe Heidari - Iranian Artist

from Kargah.com

Two years ago I knew little about Iranian culture. I still don’t know much but I was pleasantly surprised to discover (well not discover as such but to have it drawn to my attention by Redwine – for which I am extremely grateful) the sheer depth of quality of Iranian art.

One artist who stands out is Elahe Heidari. Elahe lives and works ln Tehran and has exhibited extensivley in Iran and as well as contributing to group exhibitions in India and Portugal

from Kargah.com

I was particularly taken with the sheer power of her work, particularly her portrayal of women. It is heartening that most who see examples of her work are deeply impressed and more than a few feel as strongly about it as I do.

On my wall

More examples of her work can be found at Kargah and the Gallery Etemad. I would strongly recommend Kargah is well worth exploring at length.

Gallery Etemad


Frank Partisan said...

Really good post.

I go to gallery openings often. To me it as how others go to church.

I liked both your post and Redwine's.

jams o donnell said...

There is something about her work Ren I simply love it

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I don't know too much about art but I find her work oddly appealing.

jams o donnell said...

I am glad you do ewbl. I yhink Elahe is extremely talented