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the first painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, a contemporary poet, titled “Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes", was held on Friday, April 27th, in CAMA Gallery The exhibition showcased 45 watercolor paintings from the poet.
According to Cultural Reporter of Shabestan News Agency, the first painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, a contemporary poet, titled “Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes", was held on Friday, April 27th, in CAMA Gallery The exhibition showcased 45 watercolor paintings from the poet. The obvious feature of these works is the simplicity and, at the same time, the beauty of the works, which is a kind of poetry by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi on paper. The exhibition, which was set up by the writer and director of cinema Majid Barzegar, at the beginning hours of the opening ceremony, has been widely welcomed by audiences and folks of cinema, music, literature and visual arts.
Ahmad Reza Ahmadi says in a memo to the exhibition: painting with water colours was neither funny nor a joy. They were done in the days that my soul was completely destroyed. The days of constant depression, when the earth fled from underneath my feet, and the roof of the sky was so low that I was suffocated. Initially, I started with fear. My friend, Abolfazl Hamati Ahouei, tried to solace me and he was taking me to his studio. His young students, with their lively faces, encouraged me to paint. The fear of painting, reminded me of my first book "Tarh" that Massoud Kimayee helped me to remember myself. On Wednesdays, I used to go to my friend’s atelier (Hemati) and he was always watching the water colours with patience. On those days which I had forgotten myself, my life had been transparent and clear but I knew the time of demise was near.
As I knew the battery that was in my heart is my compass, so the water colours were born by my friend’s support, and my days slowly became pleasant. Considering these colours as a reflection of those days, which my soul and body were destroyed. Whatever strong reason you give for life to be continued, the death is blind and death but the lover’s footprints are lasting in the snow and will not melt away.
Hooshang Kamkar, Hana Kamkar, Pashang Kamkar, Shahram Nazeri, Sediq Tarif, Hesamodin Seraj, Alireza Tabesh, Shams Langroudi, Rasoul Younan, Yarata Yaran, Mitra Hajjar, Jafar Panahi, Ramin Etemadi Bozorg, Esha Sadr, Ali Etehad, Fatemeh Divandari, Mohammad Reza Tavakoli, Saeid Emkani, Bahram Gohari, Shahram Pazouki, Babak Borzouyeh were among the artists present at the ceremony.
Painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi titled “Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes" is open from April 27th to May 8th in the CAMA Gallery. Enthusiasts to attend, can visit the CAMA Gallery located at Unit 2, No. 44, Farin Apartment, Golestan 10 Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran.