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Mohmood Sabzi

"My artistic inspiration, the very basis of form and color for my work, comes from my childhood memories of Persian rugs designed and weaved by my mother." As I watched her for hours creating gorgeous patterns, hues, and textures, her fingers dancing across the loom, the designs and shapes of my current work took form. My creations flow from the same source of energy and creativity that inspired my mother."

Sabzi's subjects are almost always women, beautiful, graceful, taciturn, and lugubrious, they reflect solitude.

His women are Madonna’s, modern goddesses, and martyred saints whose elongated form suggest instability and internal conflict. Their anonymous faces transform them into religious icons that transcend and defy the demands of reality. Yet, other paintings reflect warmth, charm, gayety, happiness, and his undisputed love and admiration of women. Sabzi's paintings are resonate both Eastern and Western philosophies.

His rich Persian heritage provides him with ancient images and sentimental Persian themes and memories of innocence. The Western source of influences comes from one of the most creative moments of modernism of Cezanne and Matisse.

Sabzi's debt to modernism, especially Matisse, is irrefutable. His earthy hues of pale greens, yellows, purples, and reds illuminate the settings and inspire the forms with unique inner vibrations.

The treatment of the human face as luminous geometric planes though schematic, is nevertheless a profound statement of the artist's quest for spirituality.
Sabzi goes beyond Matisse and creates spatially revolving worlds that are post-modern. Reflections of images in mirrors, for example, are emotionally breath taking, assuming a life of their own. The effect is a powerful attempt at multiplicity of emotional representation. Here the fantastic is treated as ordinary and the rich fabrics of the paintings assume intimate unveilings.

Sabzi acknowledges in his paintings the historical, stylistic, or cultural. The sheer luminosity of his paces contrasting sharply with the somber moods of his figures appear at first to be contrary but soon prove to be valid and potent to the viewer.

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