group exhibition (05 April - 20 June)
Adel Younesi , Afshin Pirhashemi , Ali Nedaei , Babak Roshaninejad , Bita Vakili , Fatemeh Divandari , Fereydoon Omidi , Hooman Derakhshandeh , Kianusch Faried , Mohammad Tabatabai , Mohsen Jamalinik , Mojtaba Tajik , Mostafa Nourbakhsh , Najva Erfani , Niloufar Ghaderinezhad , Ojan Shirozhan , Saeed Ahmadzadeh , Tahereh Samadi Tari , Elham Yazdanian , Flora Feizbakhsh , Shaghayegh Shojaian
Persian Painting; Observation of Iranian Life Persian painting is an observation of Persian life; and Persian life is an existence fraught with consistent renewal and continual reversion to traditionalism. In recent years, Iran’s contemporary arts scene has experienced a variety of visual experiments, themselves a product of the transience of existing in a society following the Iran-Iraq war. The works of Iranian artists seen in this gallery, are not only a demonstration of a diverse range of artistic techniques but instead narrate a wide range of ideas and stories via which one can understand the lives of those living in Iran. In fact, it should be considered the plethora of different ideas themselves a representation of daily life, in a country like Iran, have contributed to an arts landscape that is inherently diverse. This in itself is a key point for understanding the wider concept of Persian art and the prism through which, the history of social development in Iran, over the past 50 years, should be considered. What can be seen in works from Iran after the Iran-Iraq war, is a deep desire for Persian artists to portray both their joys and pains and the simple pleasure of watching life. A Persian artist strives continually in the search for his/her roots and origins, in the pursuit of novelty whilst seeking modernity and contemporaneity. The art of Persian painting is therefore predominantly a combination of the exploration of one’s ancient Persian roots whilst considering modernity and a history of the future. This combination can be found in the importance of identifying visual symbols and shaping motifs in herbal, animal, mythological and calligraphic forms. The continuity of literature, poetry, folklore and mythical figures in art is a longstanding tradition; deeply rooted in the history of Persian painting. Thus, contemporary Persian painting, in maintaining its visual history carries within it an inherent connection to literature and poetry via which it seeks to rebuild Persian history and culture. Consequently, Persian paintings are full of a deeper meaning that lies beyond merely colour, pattern and design. Persian contemporary art is hence a representation of the emotion of human situations whilst maintaining a reflection of the artist’s feelings and thoughts. This emotion and tenderness can be seen as a representation of human perspective shaped and transferred to the audience. — Amir Soghrati
Mona Khosheghbal Art knows no gender what we seek to show is the best of all Iranian art from all viewpoints
Curator Mona Kosheghbal talks painting, contemporary Iranian art and the opening of the new CAMA gallery in London.
07 April, 2018
CAMA Gallery From Tehran to London
Following the success of their exhibition space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, specialists in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have opened the doors of their London gallery on the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition featuring 19 Iranian artists.
05 July, 2018
Sensation an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists
Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery today the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists.
05 April, 2018
We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian arts
Their works, which capture a different side of life in Iran, are shifting for vast sums. As the first gallery devoted to Iranian art opens in Britain, we go behind the scenes
04 May, 2018
Sensation Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery London
Attempts to isolate Iran politically for these past four decades have had an unexpected result: they have driven forward a dramatically innovative national contemporary arts scene.
21 May, 2018
Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London
CAMA Gallery, a Persian art specialist from Iran, has opened its first London gallery in Westminster.
04 June, 2018
Iranian Calligrapher Mostafa Nourbakhsh
Nourbakhsh works on the threshold between the traditional and the modern. Unconcerned with decorative arts, he strives for deeper meaning, reaching towards what he defines as 'the soul of the art'.
05 June, 2018
We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian art
Here, at the first gallery in London to be dedicated to Iranian art, Omidi’s multilayered calligraphy was, he said, “a plea for peace and cultural understanding”.
19 April, 2018
CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art announce opening of London gallery on April 5th 2018
Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery on the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists.
19 April, 2018