Yazashn

Hosein Mohamadi

“There is a chalice made with wit profound,

With tokens of the Maker’s favor crowned;

Yet the world’s Potter takes his masterpiece,

And dashes it to pieces on the ground!”

—Omar Khayyam

 

This very quatrain may be regarded as a proverbial window from the Greater Iran, through which one can have a clear perspective on the ever-changing time, which is constantly renewing and transforming everything. There is an epic aspect to the soul of the Iranian culture, for after every rupture, it pulls itself out and reemerges from the other side. In the visual qualities of this collection of works, created from a pastoral, natural viewpoint, there is an indication of time and corporeality in a contemporary context.

Hosein Mohamadi, “For Bread”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 267 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “The Struggle of Suffering”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “For Shipak Tir”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic and oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “The Brave (Different Women, Different Men)”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 200 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “The Brave II (In Struggle)”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “The Brave III (The Downfall of the Devil)”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm, 2021
Hosein Mohamadi, “Road, In Exile”, from “Yazashn” series, acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm, 2021