MOHAMMAD HOSSEIN MAHER

Born 1957

Abadan, Iran

Maher is capable of depicting the concept of tragedy; yet, he has an eye for the eternal. The artist realizes that the hero will be lonely during his lifetime but there is a sense in which they will continue life in lore. In one of his paintings we see the pain and suffering through the supine body of a woman wrapped from head to foot next to a boulder. But there is a sapling growing next to the boulder as well, which points to an indeterminate future.

 

Through his dynamic yet bold strokes, Mohammad Hossein Maher is able to summon a breeze of mythology and memory to his paintings to invite the viewer to appreciate the way our ancestors saw the world. He does that in a compendious language that nevertheless brings softness to the frame.

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