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A review on Iranian modern art pioneers 1

  • A review on Iranian modern art pioneers 1

Mohammad Ali Taraghi Jah (1944-2012)

In Taraghi Jah’s paintings there is no ground, weight or thickness. Everything is weightless and free. It’s the artist’s own space that is dominant inside the whole painting’s space.

Mohammad Ali Taraghi Jah (born 1944 in Tehran) was awarded a gold medal in 1968 at Iran collegiate art competitions. In 1977, his first individual exhibition had been held and 2 years later, he held his first exhibition across the borders, at Art Basel, Switzerland. Since 1982, he established his own style as his manifest signature, which mainly includes abstracted horses. Then The International Museum of Twenty-first Century Art Peace monument (TIMOTCA) elected his artworks as the representative of Iranian art. Some of his artworks are kept in Tehran‘s Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah’s Modern Art Museum, Notre dame and World Museum.

In Taraghi Jah’s paintings there is no ground, weight or thickness. Everything is weightless and free. Simple roosters and horses in his paintings, remind us of artists of “Sagha Khane” style; the difference is that there are less traditional elements. Even though he used pieces of text as a texture or face of women beside horses, it’s the artist’s own space that is dominant inside the whole painting’s space. Many artists know Taraghi Jah for his abstracted horses, although he is beyond that.

Mohammad Ali Taraghi Jah passed away in 2012, when he had just returned from his suc

cessful exhibition at Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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