Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)
Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)
Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)
Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)
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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)

Hayate Doustan ('The Life of Friends') (From the Rumi in my Chalice series)

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Shahriar Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1979)
Hayate Doustan ('The Life of Friends') (From the Rumi in my Chalice series)
signed and dated 'Shahriar Ahmadi 08' and signed again in Farsi (lower centre of the left panel)
acrylic and pencil on canvas; triptych
each: 47 x 39 3/8in. (119.5 x 100cm.)
overall: 47 x 118 1/8in. (119.5 x 300cm.)
Executed in 2008 (3)
Literature
M. Ayad, 'Fiery Ascent' in Canvas, vol. VII, no. 4, July-August 2011 (illustrated in colour, pp. 102-103).

Lot Essay

The young Iranian artist Shahriar Ahmadi is inspired by the poems of the legendary Sufi mystic Rumi. In his series Rumi in my Chalice, of which this outstanding triptych is a fine example, the canvas becomes a metaphor for the chalice as the artist uses it to embody the poetry. In fact, he depicts abstract compositions, inspired by the themes of love and philosophical contemplation of the Sufi mysticism and thus reveals his own emotions. Through his technique, his brushstrokes and his strong palette, Shahriar Ahmadi brings poetry to life.
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