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Three Decades of Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam's Activity

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Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam's show was opened at  Sotheby's Gallery, London in collaboration with Ab-Anbar Gallery from October 22 to 26, 2021. Showcasing of paintings is being held alongside the 20th-century Middle East Art auction; yet the paintings are not for sale. These works have been created during the 1950s to the 1980s and indicate the artist's different styles and methods.

Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam | Untitled | 1957

Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam is one of the pioneers of Iranian modern art who became universally known in the 1950s. His works have been repeatedly presented in biennials, art fairs, and exhibitions in different countries. Vaziri Moghaddam's method of experimenting is rooted in combining local traditions and global aesthetics. His works from 1956 to 1957 demonstrate how he was influenced by Cubist paintings, especially the "Nude Woman"  painting is reminiscent of Picasso's works. By the end of the 1950s, Vaziri Moghaddam turned to creating abstract artworks. Living on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Italy became the basis for his "sand works".  Bit by bit, his abstract artworks became simpler with a much more personal atmosphere. During the 1980s, Vaziri Moghaddam made a comeback to the visual world of color and movement and started to use semi-abstract shapes in his artworks.

Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam was born in 1924 in Tehran. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, and then continued his studies at   Rome's Academy of Fine Arts. This modern artist and pioneer made a great number of artworks with different techniques during his productive life and eventually passed away in 2018.