''When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”― Rumi
THE SPRING - 2017 -Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 33 x 25 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
When the spring of life .... sets again in the meadows ... A crown of flowers you will bear, singing bird,.... do not grieve. " - Hafiz
LEYLI & MAJNUN - 2018 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 50 x 33 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
The story of Leyli & Majnun, from the persian poet Nizami, is that of a crazy, absolute love, between a man and a woman, a poet and a legendary beauty. It is also a love story that goes beyond carnal love to celebrate mystical love. Leyli (in persian, Leyla in arabic) becomes the symbol of theophany, the manifestation of the beauty of God in the world and Majnun (meaning ''possessed by the Jinns'') the human soul who loves until madness and ends up wandering in the desert looking for a sign of this love. It is the story of an endless quest for beauty, of oneself and of God. Called by Lord Byron'' the Romeo & Juliet of the East'', the legend of Leili & Majnun exalts the eternal feminine as a place of manifestation of the Divine.
YOUTH AT STUDY - 2017 - Copy from a miniature of the XVIIth century - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 29 x 21 cm
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Rumi
L'ENVOL - 2019 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 30 x 21 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
L'ENVOL 2 - 2019 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 50 x 32 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
"He who searches for his beloved is not afraid of the world." — Nizami Ganjavi (Leili & Majnun)
THE WATERFALL - 2020 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 45 x 33 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
This miniature symbolizes femininity as a source of fertility for nature and humanity. It is inspired by Anahita, the goddess of all waters on the surface of the earth in Persian mythology. Persian warriors prayed to her in battles for life and victory.
TWO LOVERS- 2020 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 29 x 19 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
CHAHARSHANBE SURI - 2019 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 33 x 24 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
Chaharshanbe Suri (Persian: چهارشنبهسوریī, literally "Festive Wednesday'') is an Iranian festival celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday before Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Before the start of the festival, people gather outside and at sunset, after making bonfires, they jump over the flames, singing sorxi-ye to az man, zardi-ye man az to, literally meaning "let your ruddiness be mine, my paleness yours''. This is considered a purificatory practice.
ENCHANTED MELANCHOLY - 2020 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 30 x 30 cm
THE GARDEN - 2018 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 21 x 30 cm
"A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul." — Saadi
SHIRIN - 2020 - Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper - 30 x 21 cm - Photographie Atelier 80
This miniature is inspired by the legend of Khosrow & Shirin, title of a famous tragic Persian novel by the poet Nizami (1141-1209)
PORTRAITS - Oil on canvas paintings, pencil, charcoal, pastel drawings
NUDES - Oil on canvas & pastels