Delgosha Gallery proudly presents: “Domesticated Flowers”, Hoseynali Ramezani’s debut exhibition of paintings on paper.
Flowers are disorderly dispersed on the painter’s paper with oblique lines and colors that seem simultaneously sharp and murky. The flowers do not resemble their natural counterparts, and their growth is not relevant to their stems and leaves. As if someone had informed the painter about a species in nature called “flowers”, and then had the painter do his best to portray all their details. Ramezani has painted the epitome of a flower and has them at the heigh of their blossom. Flowers that have blossomed so wide they could swallow the world whole like a blackhole.
Flowers with no roots in dirt or stems in water. Their growth is only limited by the frame size and the painter’s generosity and mood. Their petals open up and grow like the wings of a Phoenix, with colors that could have been predetermined in the painter’s mind or randomly selected based on which color pencil was closest to him.
Flowers that look more alive and domesticated take on more precise quiddities next to a different series from Ramezani. Humans and animals made of the same texture and soul as the flowers. Their skin, flesh, fur, bones and clothes are all made of the same substance; painting. The painter entangles his line and creates the skin of a body and the horns of an animal of that same substance. He then moves on to create the sky, and continues until the entire image is made of a singular substance. He diminishes dimensions, and much like the flowers, dominates the paper’s universe.
Shabahang Tayyari - Summer 2021