The paintings that are strictly monochromatic and evince another side of Entekhabi’s artistic intelligence. As works of an overall singular color with variations in tonalities, the paintings are very much reminiscent of the grisaille technique of medieval illumination. Grisaille was a genre that was used for its economy of means, but it also underscored the artistic prowess of those who engaged in it. Because the artist’s palette was reduced to one color with white and black mixed in for modeling, it was a challenge for any painter to create work with any degree of mimesis. But what Entekhabi manages to pull off are exquisite paintings that are elegant yet forceful, and that seem to be completely mapped out yet paradoxically feel spontaneous and even improvisational.
Excerpt from the article Nothing Gold Can Stay by Raúl Taylor Zamudio
Raúl Taylor Zamudio is a New York-based independent curator, art critic, art historian and educator.
Flying Painting was exhibitetd at:
2012: Flying — Exhbition by 2 und 50 UG, curated by Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
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Shahram Entekhabi is an German-Iranian- artist, curator & architect, currently living & working across Tehran, Iran - Berlin, Germany and Europe.