Shirin Gallery TEHRAN is pleased to present the work of Danial Mollanorouzi,an upcoming, young Iranian artist. The solo exhibition, Strolling in Persian Rituals, features new paintings inspired by the flowing colors, forms, & textures of traditional, hand-woven carpets. Other works feature the vibrant turquoise colors and shades of classic Persian tiles. Expressing a clear love for abstract and impressionistic art, Mollanorouzi’s work on canvas and paper reveals considerable depth. The pieces represent the more emotional side of his background inspirations. What appears to be a blending of colors and lines is really a visual representation of the elements and colors unique to traditional Persian rituals.Mollanorouzi’s works, derived from his roots and culture, describe a familiar feeling of joy and cheerfulness in a way that is whimsical, yet subtle to the eyes:
“My works are narrative of my childhood and growing up. I am inspired by the beauty and culture of my homeland.”
Danial Mollanorouzi’swork was recently included in an exhibition named Art for Peacein the Iranian Artist’s Forumin Tehran. His paintings have been featured in numerous group shows across Iran. He has also used his art to support charitable causes. Most recently he did so in a significant visual arts show entitled Small Windowto support children with immunodeficiency diseases.
Shirin Gallery is a contemporary art gallery as well as a platform for curatorial and educational activities that seek to foster international cultural exchange. Originally established in Tehran in 2005, the gallery opened a New York space in 2013 in Chelsea’s gallery district. Both spaces are committed to exhibiting works that push the boundaries of contemporary art and international perceptions of the Middle East.