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Artwork explanation

Iranian miniature is two-dimensional, in which, due to sunlight and its influence on the audiences’ mind, the perspective is not observable. The Iranian art, has abstracted nature, for which, the miniature, design and colour of the tiles and the carpet, are prove. In the Iranian miniature, things that are not in the nature, like the golden sky, could be observed. This golden sky is a kind of re-creation, in which, something is added as an extra element. Europe has tried, for several years, to release itself from this kind of limitation. I have been told that the green horse that I have painted, does not exist in the nature and I responded that it should be painted in this way, because it is beautiful! At the beginning, I was working in European style. In 1956, I painted an Impressionistic painting of Alberski, for which, I had been awarded the prize, but, it was not convincing for me. Thus, I studied the history of Iranian Art, in which, I learned that line and colours, mostly, have been formed in a curved shape. I saw the ceramic in Timurid era and reviewed all the artworks, stage by stage, up to the Qajar era. I gained tremendous experiences in these studies. In some ceramics, the green colour under the glaze, shone like Gold and silver. This feature was related to the kind of fuel that burned the furnaces. Throughout history, we have had precious ceramic experiences. These ancient objects and paintings soon conquered the level of my paintings and kept me loyal until today


Expert Opinion

“The Ovissi’s painting style is like a poet and he keeps it suspended between the line and painting. The issue of painting for Ovissi is not the ultimate goal, but he is stepping beyond the issue by searching a kind of continuity and rhythm that can only be created through shapes and templates.” This poem or lyrical expression is one of the characteristics of Iranian art. Although the lyrical and dreaming of art in different periods in Iran has always been accompanied by a kind of decoding. Perhaps, the Iranian artist has concealed his unspoken behind the symbols, but contemporary Iranian artist, inspired by modernist literature, pay more attention to the form and colour of the past artworks, and in many cases, they do not pay attention to the meaning.”


Exhibition history

CAMA Gallery | Nasser Ovissi | Exhibition | CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January


Other works by Nasser Ovissi

CAMA Gallery | Nasser Ovissi | Untitled

Nasser Ovissi (b.1934)

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Signed Acrylic on paper

CAMA Gallery | Nasser Ovissi | Untitled

Nasser Ovissi (b.1934)

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Signed Acrylic on canvas

Nasser Ovissi

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Acrylic on cardboard Frame depth 83 x 63 x 4 cm Signed on lower right CoA no. 1711130936280

OAR No. 101997 This artwork is unique

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