What we see below is a painting from 1997, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, rectangular frame of 180 by 135 cm. It is entitled Vase and would fit various interiors but somehow there is more to it. For instance, similar to the ever-changing movement, speed, and micro-organization of our time, the brushes across and over are made in dynamic coloured strokes and as much as we feel the ease of their random and arbitrary placement, they are composed as such by the artists’ planned means.
The creator in context is one of the most emotive and truly contemporary Iranian artists named Kourosh Shishegaran. Born in Qazvin-Iran in 1944, the artists’ career times over six decades. Shishegaran is best known for his flowing abstract works such as the Table, where the choice of colour palette and curvilinear dynamics depicts the modern era human being.
Kourosh Shishegaran has participated in group exhibitions and biennials in Iran and abroad. His last solo exhibition was in Opera Gallery, London (2012). International group exhibitions list Wash Art in Washington (1977), Basel, Switzerland (1978), Millennium Painting Exhibition in London (1999), Exhibition of Iranian Art in Rome (2000), Meridian International Center, USA (2001-2003), Barbican Art Center, London (2001), Beijing International Biennial (2003), and Opera Gallery, London (2013). A recent appearance of Shishegaran's work was as part of the Shirin Gallery Tehran's representative collection of Iranian artworks, at the Abu Dhabi Art 2016.