Mohsen Modiri – Chester Arts Fair

Mohsen Modiri

Mohsen Modiri

I started drawing and painting at the age of 10-11 by copying impressionist work such as Manet, Degas, and Lautrec with colour pencil. As a teenager in high school, I used to draw teachers’ portrait. From childhood, I was dealing with literature and music along with visual arts and I started playing the piano and spent my student years teaching piano. In all this time, I was studying and analyzing painting books from past artists – from Renaissance to Modern. I was a naturalist during the student days and I was really interested in Impressionism and Surrealism.

This course of my works, mostly done with pencils and gouache, was influenced by Salvador Dali’s artworks. At the university, I held painting and photography fairs for the students. After graduating in biology, I turned to graphic arts for about 12 years, and during this time I sent my caricatures to exhibitions to abroad.

At the same time, I had some activities in the field of literature. Publishing short stories and articles on aesthetics, art, cinema, visual arts and music in Iranian publications was my literary work during this period. I also wrote a detailed article on the relationship between painting and music. In 2016, I also published my collection of poems called “Links”. Between the years 2000 and 2012, I was away from visual arts, and from 2012, with a new approach, I began to work professionally on abstract art.




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July 9, 2018


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