ISSUE No. 23 | JULY 2016 NEWS | ARTIST'S FOCUS: MAHMOOD SABZI
Mahmood Sabzi, East is East West is West, 2015, acrylic, gouache, imitation gold leaf on canvas, 153 x 244 cm, Diptych
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: FOCUSING ON MAHMOOD SABZI
About Mamood Sabzi
Mamood Sabzi began painting at the early age of twelve. His love and talent for the arts was encouraged at an early age by an inspirational teacher and, more importantly, the enthusiastic support of his parents... Read full biography

Green Liz
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Alhamd Bird
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Marilyn _ Mirror
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Untitled Yellow
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Untitled Blue
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Ghamar
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Interview with Mahmood Sabzi
Mahmood Sabzi, Red Liz (detail), 2016, acrylic and ink on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
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You began to paint at an early age. What or who were your early influences? How did they shape your early work and your later pieces?
" The first person who taught me about art was my elementary teacher, who was a very good painter and was inspired by the Impressionists...Read full interview
Press Links

Sabzi in the Press
EL FOONOON
Sabzi in the Press
GULF TIMES
Sabzi in the Press
BAZAAR
" Interpretatively speaking the teleology or the end result of Sabzi's work is abstraction. His paintings, while graphically objective and figurative, nevertheless, seek release from the narrow confines of reality. To carefully read his art is to decipher the ouroboros structure that begins as seemingly real and ends conceptually in abstraction..." Download full text
 
A look at Sabzi's Workshop in Doha, December 2015
Workshop in Doha
Qajar Women
Mahmood Sabzi recently took part in Qajar women, an exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, featuring the centrality of the female form to the artwork of the Qajar period in Iran (1785-1925). From the texture and visual culture of women's daily lives to the refinement of the Qajar court, from symbolism and mythology to the shifting understanding of female beauty over time, the exhibition looks at the representation of women in the art of Qajar Iran from a variety of angles. More here  
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