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  • 30 Pourmousa St., Somayeh St., Villa St.,
    Tehran - Iran

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  • Omq Ghaar Xamoosh
    Group Exhibition
    April 9 – May 3, 2021.

    Since the troglodyte times, the passion to leave souvenirs has been man’s every company. Keepsakes lying on the border between oblivion and eternity; being discovered after ages or left forgotten. Graffiti, as a freestyle form of art, has walls for its canvas as vast as the entire city, and is explicitly at the same time consciously connected to the want for leaving footprints, which has been chasing humans from the outset of living collectively. These signatures and patterns call for an entrance to the world inside any graffiti writer or urban artist
    Originally, graffiti is a phenomenon risen from the heart of urbanism, therefore, all around the world it is formed through the combination of any given culture and environment. The same goes in Iran, as the graffiti culture started through a bond between Iranian rich literature, different calligraphic forms and patterns, all of which account for a huge part in the singularity of this movement in Iran Omq Ghaar Xamoosh has a fleeting glimpse of the ambiance and nature of Iranian graffiti from the perspective of three artists in this field. What we observe in this exhibition is the marriage of graffiti style from ancient and classic point of view with Iranian calligraphy and miniature. A border between eternity and oblivion, between the surface and beneath the earth, between the east and the west.

    Press Release:
    Graffiti is the lively current of visual arts on the surface of the streets. In its most historic form, the wall has been the very first effective surface for what we call today painting, wants it or not, graffiti has been keeping this tradition alive, having the one and only thing it has needed during its dynamic life: the wall.
    Apart from its technical method in performance, these following expressions define graffiti the best: speed, street, society, criticism, protest, outlaw, rebel, independent, young, comedy, hint, bitter, intrepid, etc.
    The legal form of graffiti-which should be called urban mural due to its distinction-neither carries that wild aesthetics of graffiti artists, nor does it challenge the mind by its meaning. Usually, urban murals make us faced with ornaments, while graffiti, even if intended for ornaments, does not comply with the ruling logic and reflects the artist’s inner thoughts and attitudes.
    The chance of observing graffiti artists’ artworks in gallery atmosphere in a style inclined to the artist’s desire, offers a new opportunity for the visitors to see such imageries.