By Heidi Trautmann
Quite impressive the exhibition of large size
paintings by two Iranian artists, an exhibition which was organized by the Art
Gallery Cyprus.com. It comes in two phases:
Phase 1 : July 04 – 09 at the Acapulco Resort
Convention SPA Hotel in Catalköy/Girne
Phase 2: July 11 – 29 at the Art Gallery Cyprus, in
Nicosia, Esnaf ve Zanaatkarlar San Sitesi No 7-8; a small road right after BRT
on the highway Nicosia-Ercan, there you turn left and follow the road.
We went to the opening at the Acapulco Hotel on July
04 which was held in memory of Tangül Çağıner, the wife of Ünal Çağıner, who
died very suddenly in August 2016; the family was present at the opening and
family members were delivering warm speeches and reciting poems; it is said
that Tangül loved flowers and so the work by the two artists was thought
appropriate for the anniversary of her death.
Asef Ibrahimi was born in 1975 in Iran,
where he studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at a university. He is an award
winning accomplished artist, who has entered over ten competitions and received
many awards in Iran. He exhibited his works in many solo and group exhibitions,
including one solo exhibition in Nicosia Cyprus in March 2010. He works in
acrylic and oil and his style is versatile: abstract, impressionist and classical.
Somaye Safavi was born in Iran in 1985,
she studied photography at a university. She has been working as a visual
artist for the last 15 years. She is an award winning artist, showing at many
solo and group exhibitions. Somaye’s works are in oil and acrylic executed in
an impressionist style.
Fire of Spring is a well chosen title for the
paintings of these two artists; it seems that they worked together, with their
easels next to each other, in the same villages, in the wide fields of Cypriot
spring, catching the overwhelming floods of colours. The use of tools, brush
and knife, is very good. In a video we could see how one of the two artists
worked on a large size painting from the beginning to the end, very
Scenes painted in our mountain villages with their
very distinct particularities, all very realistic, memories; walks in the
mountains on the side wild flowers. Then others, huge sized canvasses concentrating
on garden beauties, bougainvilleas hanging over garden walls. An explosion of
Those who have missed the exhibition in Girne may see
it in Nicosia as mentioned above.
Contact: Art Gallery Cyprus.com Tel. No. 0090 (392)
225 8195; e-mail: email@example.com