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Mahmood Vatankhah


My Artworks

Here I put some images of my Artworks especially calligraphy and typography, which mostly categorized in Islamic Arts. Most of this works are in Persian (Farsi) language.

Kufic

It's a meaningful artwork with considering a primitive calligraphy style in the first centuries of Islamic history that called "Kufic" script. also on of start point for the contemporary Naghashikhat style in Iran, indeed are the Kufic plates especially in Neyshabur. in this work, i wrote on the ceramic plate, some verses of Qoran; the holy book of Muslim.

Kufic Typography

this artwork Inspired by Kufic or semi-Kufic scripts on the neyshabur's plates in 4th Hijri centuries. 50 * 50 centimeters Acrilic and tempera colors

Kufic Typography 2

this artwork Inspired by Kufic or semi-Kufic scripts on the Neyshabur's plates in 4th Hijri centuries. 50 * 50 centimeters Acrylic and tempera colors 2

Naghashikhat

it's a postmodern style in contemporary art streams, especially in Iran. in this work i used of Nastaliq script; most exact and most beautiful script in Islamic calligraphy that created by Iranians. Nastaliq script is my professional calligraphy style and the subject of this artwork is a poem of fereydoun moshiri. 100*70 centimeters Gouache on paperboard 2014

Calligraphy and Siah Mashq

"Siah Mashq" means black practicing or black writing. it's a very important stream in Persian calligraphy especially from 12th Hijri centuries that caused the formation od Naghashikhat in the contemporary art of Iran.

Life is beautiful

In this work, i used a poem of Siavash Kasraee about life and it's brilliance. also, the style of this artwork is Persian Shekasteh Nastaliq script. the materials are Acrylic and gouache colors on the gold and silver and copper papers. dimensions: 200 * 80 cm

"You" and "Me" collection - You No.1

It's a new collection of my calligraphy works and in the form and performance aspects, it's on the base of Tachism and Minimalism styles. Minimalism style somehow is an end for Modern art and a commence for the Postmodern period. Naghashikhat (Typography), especially in Iran known as a style that combines the modern painting and traditional calligraphy, is categorized in Postmodern methods. so i worked this typographical collection emphasizing on minimal perform. about the concept, i asked myself how would be happening if the word of "You" deleted in poems? and so maybe the answer to the greatest question between philosophers about "Existence" could be "you"! and exactly could be the combination of "you" and "me". for this reason, i wrote just this two words.

"YOU" AND "ME" COLLECTION - YOU NO.2

It's a new collection of my calligraphy works and in the form and performance aspects, it's on the base of Tachism and Minimalism styles. Minimalism style somehow is an end for Modern art and a commence for the Postmodern period. Naghashikhat (Typography), especially in Iran known as a style that combines the modern painting and traditional calligraphy, is categorized in Postmodern methods. so i worked this typographical collection emphasizing on minimal perform. about the concept, i asked myself how would be happening if the word of "You" deleted in poems? and so maybe the answer to the greatest question between philosophers about "Existence" could be "you"! and exactly could be the combination of "you" and "me". for this reason, i wrote just this two words.

"YOU" AND "ME" COLLECTION - Me NO.2

It's a new collection of my calligraphy works and in the form and performance aspects, it's on the base of Tachism and Minimalism styles. Minimalism style somehow is an end for Modern art and a commence for the Postmodern period. Naghashikhat (Typography), especially in Iran known as a style that combines the modern painting and traditional calligraphy, is categorized in Postmodern methods. so i worked this typographical collection emphasizing on minimal perform. about the concept, i asked myself how would be happening if the word of "You" deleted in poems? and so maybe the answer to the greatest question between philosophers about "Existence" could be "you"! and exactly could be the combination of "you" and "me". for this reason, i wrote just this two words.

"YOU" AND "ME" COLLECTION - Me NO.1

It's a new collection of my calligraphy works and in the form and performance aspects, it's on the base of Tachism and Minimalism styles. Minimalism style somehow is an end for Modern art and a commence for the Postmodern period. Naghashikhat (Typography), especially in Iran known as a style that combines the modern painting and traditional calligraphy, is categorized in Postmodern methods. so i worked this typographical collection emphasizing on minimal perform. about the concept, i asked myself how would be happening if the word of "You" deleted in poems? and so maybe the answer to the greatest question between philosophers about "Existence" could be "you"! and exactly could be the combination of "you" and "me". for this reason, i wrote just this two words.