majid Fathizadeh

Publisher: Ab Anbar gallery

Price: 200,000 IRR

The permanent twilight of Fathizadeh’s paintings recalls Dante’s description of the gate of Hell in Canto III of his Inferno, where “that colorless air, as sand when the whirlwind swirls” is filled with “sighs, tears, and cries.” But once you spend time with the imagery in all of its tenebrous bleakness – or more precisely, once you lose yourself in the artist’s fully realized world – what began with a shudder of confusion will give way to an oblique, counterintuitive lucidity. These are visions that conflate beauty and despair, leading us ever deeper into the paradox of content and form.