Solo Exhibition Of “FEREYDOUN AVE “At Total Arts Gallery
These days new artworks of “Fereydoun Ave”with names "fire" is being held in total arts at courtyard .
Iranart:Ave in statment of exhibition says: The centre of all things is fire/light, and when under pressure, erupts to clean and purify to start again like the God/Goddes - Shiva and Kali - like the volcanos, it is the blood that runs through our veins and the light that runs through our consciousness. There are eruptions all the time, great and small, physical and metaphysical.
He continues: This series was triggered by a surgical intervention that surrounded me with blood + more blood + light; my wish is that this optimistic series on paper will cleanse.
Ave’s works are usually mixed media of materials on pre-prepared images or collages on canvas and paper, with lines and brush strokes of painted and almost disordered pen.
His works are like poetic pieces that first capture the viewer’s gaze and then walk into his imagination. The “line” element in Ave’s works has a linguistic and semiotic tendency similar to the current of contemporary art world. One of the elements in the most of the artist’s works can be seen is writing. But this presence appears differently. Sometimes the lines are interconnected and of a subjective nature, sometimes these writings are present alongside visual elements and in the form of artist’s handwriting, and sometimes they are expressive and emotional brush strokes that are present in the painting scene alongside figurative elements.
Fereydun Ave (1945) is known as a painter, sculptor, curator and collector. He was born in Tehran, but attended school in England. He then moved to the United States and studied Applied Art of the Theatre in Arizona University and then studied filmmaking at New York University. Between 1974 and 1979 he was the acting artistic director of the Zand Gallery in Tehran. After the Revolution, in the 1980s, he created his own alternate space, 13 Vanak Street.
Ave’s work is represented in various collections in the US including that of his friend and mentor, the legendary painter Cy Twombly’s Foundation; as well as the Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Lloyds Bank, Geneva, and the British Museum, London.
“Fire” continues till 30,April 2023 In total arts at courtyard . Interested can go to total arts gallery in Street 4b/ Street 6 | Al Quoz Industrial 1 | Sheik Zayed Road (E11) | Dubai | UAE.