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Hossein Edalatkhah

The ornamentation in Edalatkhah’s works allows for detailed creative portrayals and meanings to unfold. Although the scope of his works cover a wide range of themes, Edalatkhah has found and mastered a critical lens through which to describe the world: his own cultural heritage. Born in Iran in 1979, Edalatkhah considers the time of his birth and the politics that surrounded him during the revolutionary era. His works reflect the trauma that resulted from this moment. Additionally, they consider the traditions from before his life, like Persian semiotics, literature, and miniatures. Edalatkhah interprets the poetic language of ancient Persian texts, and reveals them in a contemporary context.
Beyond the Walls looks in particular at Edalatkhah’s use of traditional Persian symbols and Safavid floral designs, presented almost as artifacts that have been weathered over time. In his own words, “despite the first impression of colorful harmony, [the] work always bear a political statement. The work functions like a binding metaphor in poetry, and is indeed very poetic in terms of its method of meaning-construction through calculated use of symbolism and imagery.” For example, such images take their metaphoric source from the popular Iranian line: “In the revolution’s meadows, roses and tulip grow,” a phrase from one of the Revolution’s songs, chanted at rallies during the era. Such personal and historical recollections are what inform the basis of Edalatkhah’s work.


Salman Khoshroo

The Wanderer

Paint is an intriguing object, for years I have struggled to tame this substance; This viscous ooze of vibrant color represents reality through its own peculiarities. Strokes are laid across counter-strokes, in an improvised process of figurative exploration.




























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