Mahdi Almasi

Mahdi Almasi

Edmonton, AB, Canada

About Mahdi Almasi

Mahdi Almasi, poet and painter,
was born in west of Iran and grew up in the ancient city of Hamedan, surrounded by beautiful gardens and mountains. Almasi has always been artistically inclined, even from an early age that he gravitated toward art and beauty and involved in almost every aspect of creative art – Persian calligraphy, design, photography, sculpture – before eventually discovering and landing on Painting.
Now, after years of continuous artistic work in painting and Persian calligraphy, he has reached a specific style in painting. In this style, the elegance of Oriental Art has been blended with the Modern Contemporary Art. He has experienced different periods in painting, and the capacities, symbols, rhythm, song and movement of Persian calligraphy have been used as part of his modern and abstract works.
Nature has a subjective and visionary representation in his artworks, and reality and imagination have been integrated on some part of his paintings. Universe has a poetic and lyrical reflection; stones, trees, flowers and unknown landscapes have a symbolic manifestation in his artworks. In this perspective, the nature is interpreted from the eyes of man after passing through the filter of his mind and emotions.

He believes in the words of the(Mohammad Ali Eslami Nodoushan) author of the Iranian:
The substance is principally the pure beauty. Beauty dose not see itself obliged to explain things or offer proofs it could be said that it is autonomous.
The final aim in art is to exit from mans limited life isthmus. Thus to attain this aim all procedures
Are worth being Tested. Art is the expression of the wish for returning to the paradise. It is only in the spiritual world that cold an everlasting beauty be imagined.

Education

Master of Science in Philosophy,University of Kashan , 2001
Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Allameh Tabatabaei University, 1994

Events

Titles of some of his poetry books :

Words mute.Publication Tuka.thran1998.
Dumb love songs.Publication apple.thran 2007.
I'm afraid without you.Publication rega.thran 2008.
Loneliness Verses.Publication Light wave.thran 2014.
Read the scroll sea. Publication Light wave.thran2015.

And some other books:
Look at the history of painting in Iran .2001
Look at the history of calligraphy in Iran .1998
Miremadalhasany fictional biographies (Calligrapher Persian).2014.

Editorial Board of the Journal of Art Education (ROSHD) from 2010 to now, Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


awards:


-Award-winning and Golden discs of the tenth book festival from Institute for the intellectual development of children and young adults.2002.

-Award-winning and Letter of Appreciation of the magazine salaam.2004.

-Award-winning and Letter of Appreciation of cultural Research Festival.2005.

Exhibitions

1992. Collective exhibition of paintings in the organization of research and educational planning publications. Ministry of Education.

1996. Institute for the intellectual development of children and young adults.

The first Islamic world calligraphy festival, feb9-5may 1997, Tehran museum of contemporary art with cooperation of Iranian calligraphers association.

2012. Centre for studies and Cultural Research. Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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