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A painter artist said: "In the Paradox exhibition, I have tried to represent the other glorification of calligraphy's potential performances by interfering emphasis and enhancement of other visual qualities such as repetition, contrast factor of size, and the paradox of transparency and opaqueness."
Mostafa Nourbakhsh is an artist whose leading approach to art is to reflect his unique and personal understanding of the outside world. He has never contributed to beauty his works or, in other words, to the decorative art. He praises the art spirit. The greetings and disapproval of others, the audiences and gallerists are not his concern. This artist is an example of isolation in the creation of artworks. This boldness can be seen in the implementation, the choice of material, and the expression of concepts and forms. This exhibition was an opportunity to discuss with this artist as below:
Do you use alphabets and letters in most of your works?
One of the characteristics of Iranian civilisation is the power of visual arts; the starting point of this abstract art can be known as "written letters". Even in the heart of the arabesque from, along with geometrical and floral designs, the essence of the "letters" is found. The text is a component of visual arts and has always been affiliated with design, although the three recent categories have moved independently in their paths, but have consistently advanced with more textural forms and unique and creative innovation of calligraphy.
Explain about choosing the title "Paradox" for this exhibition?
Calligraphy takes its strength from reading and also looking at the writings without reading them, there is always a kind of reading and lack of meaning in this paradox. The existence of this paradigm causes a piece of calligram in its moving process to form the structure of an image. In the next step, this structure opens another way of visual reading that directly relates to the artistic mindset of the calligrapher. That is, by following the emotional rhythms and forms of the artist's own personality, the final structure of calligraphy is formed.
How many artworks will be showcased at this exhibition?
In the Paradox exhibition, nine calligraphic works created by texture technique with a pen will be showcased. In these works, Nourbakhsh has tried to represent the other glorification of calligraphy's potential performances by interfering emphasis and enhancement of other visual qualities such as repetition, contrast factor of size, and the paradox of transparency and opaqueness.
In the works of this collection, you used the line to show a general picture? Does it mean that paradox is a kind of line painting?
The term "calligram" is best to be left off. The works are entirely calligraphy; the paradox is a general concept that may exist in all works of art; these works have tried to recite this topic.
What is the difference between "Paradox" with "toner to the miracle" in terms of technique and form?
The technique used in the previous exhibition was to apply toner as an essential material, but here is the creation of texture with a pen, the ink of calligraphy and adhesive tape. It is certain that when materials are different, the forms will naturally change.