Delgosha Gallery is delighted to announce “Tafarox”, an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Farokh Noor-O-Ney. Noor-O-Ney’s animals are imbued with an array of complex, almost human, emotional states in a seemingly pleasant environment; an exhilarating and light-hearted atmosphere that the title of the exhibition refers to. Animals of three territories, sky, land and the sea are all imagined on one picture plane without being aware of each other’s existence in a subdued aggression. Although soon enough the aggression lurks in the viewer’s mind and changes the meanings of these images unpredictably. Everything is thought out in the painter’s mind. Scales shift; humans are pictured bigger than whales in one painting and are smaller than wolves in another. There are giant flowers that wolves take refuge under and the whales that move all over the picture plane. The same rhythmic repetition that echoes in stylized shape of the bodies of animals and humans repeats in their surroundings and suggests both their camouflage in the natural habitats and the harmony between these creatures and the environment. A new group of sculptures are shown along with the paintings that look as if they were excavated from underground and still have the traces of dust on them. Noor-O-Ney had meticulously studied the anatomy of these unknown creatures that belong to no time and place and arrived at something of a contemporary spirit that still has its roots in the pre-historic statics of these sculptures. This is Noor-O-Ney’s fifth solo show and his second solo show in Delgosha Gallery. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Iran, The United States of America and United Arab Emirates.