Acrylic on Canvas, 160 x 250 cm.
... The large-scale paintings that are strictly monochromatic, 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. The figurative elements and subject matter in each work appear to be related to their individual palette.
Rosa Painting, for example, seems to be populated more with women than the other three. The subliminal eroticism of the female bodies is accentuated and that have sexual connotations.
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.
Rosa Painting was exhibitetd at:
2021: Instigator, e1 Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (solo show)
2015: I, Alexander Private Salon, Berlin, German
شهرام انتخابی 尚莱姆_恩特卡比
Shahram Entekhabi is an German-Iranian- artist, curator & architect, currently living & working across Tehran, Iran - Berlin, Germany and Europe.