Inside Artists - Issue 16

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60 ARTIST PROFILE Mohsen Modiri

Last Signs of Winter, 2019, acrylic painting on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

Mohsen Modiri


nfluences from across multiple artistic styles collide upon Mohsen Modiri’s canvas in paint as he explores ideas of movement and stillness, urban life and humankind’s connection to earth. While his work is rooted in abstract expressionism, he has recently combined this with elements of surrealism, resulting in a new style he refers to as ‘Abstract Expressurrealism’. Colour is the dominant expressive tool in his paintings, as he aims for unity among the tones and pigments, deriving colour inspiration from the Old Masters. Repetitions of specific strokes and colour compositions have resulted in the artist

creating his own visual language, expressing the earth as an abstract form and the grounding for each work. Modiri is based in Tehran, Iran, and has featured work in group and solo shows throughout his multi-decade art career. Although he had a 12 year break from the arts, he began painting again in 2012, and has since exhibited at the Italy Florence Biennale, England Chester Art Fair and LICC, US Gateway Paining and Poland Gologorski Gallery.

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