20 October 2015
Mehdi Moutashar (French-Iraqi, b. 1943)
signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'Mehdi MOUTASHAR ZONE 28 Paris 1974' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
39 3/8 x 39 3/8in. (100 x 100cm.)
Painted in Paris in 1974
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
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A. Gros de Beler & M. Moutashar (eds.), Mehdi Moutashar, Arles 2014 (illustrated in colour, p. 31).
Paris, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Mehdi Moutashar, 1974.
Washington, Gallery K, Mehdi Moutashar, 1978.
Though rooted deeply in the visual principles of the Arab Islamic style, Mehdi Moutashar's intricate explorations of geometric minimalism exemplify the power that exists through the successful manipulation of pattern and line. His unique artistic creations combine personal exploration with seemingly simple shapes, culminating to create dynamic canvases of linear expression. The French-Iraqi artist's emphatic use of shape and thoughtful interpretations of form create a visual language that, not only transcends the picture plane, but also redefines the traditional relationship between colour and line.
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Please note that this work was exhibited in the following solo show: Paris, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Mehdi Moutashar, 1974.
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