Sunday, April 12, 2009

IMAN MALEKI: LET'S BE REALISTIC

THE PHOTOREALISM OF IMAN MALEKI: 
Born in 1976 in Teheran. Studied with Morteza Katouzian at age 15, had many successful showings of his paintings. Widely acclaimed today as the greatest realist painter in Iran.




















6 comments:

Superman said...

Those art work are great. Some looks real too. :)

masterwordsmith said...

My dear Antares,

The artist himself is so handsome *grins*.

Whilst the art is astoundingly realistic,there is such an air of pensive sadness about each painting.

I wonder why he does not feature eye contact for most of his subjects...There is a repressed kind of melancholy here...

His style reminds me of the era of the great Italian artists like Caravaggio...

Thanks so much dear pal for this post.

hugs

nazz said...

Wow..! that was my first impression... Look at those pictures or may be can be called as 'photos' they are look very much alive than snapped photos.. those are real arts..

ampangdude said...

The 9th painting took my breath away. The transformation between the faces, the increasing influx of grief, longing dismay between the faces is just too much. What a profound display of artistic expression...!

pra said...

hi there first time commenting.

Superb, looks real and my choice is the second picture. Pretty though. I wonder whether the subjects are real.

Anonymous said...

paintings !? cannot be lah , what camera was used ??