Mohammad Ehsai - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 17, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Mohammad Ehsaee’s Allah calligraphies, whilst composed in the length of a single, deft brushstroke, capture and reflect centuries of Persian spiritual tradition. Graceful, fluent and technically refined, Eshaee’s composition revolves around the name of God and its artistic depiction in calligraphic form, a subject matter which has historically dominated the oeuvre of traditional Islamic calligraphers. Whilst preserving the spiritual essence of his sacred depictions, Ehsaee’s works show an aesthetic progression from their historical antecedents; by rendering his works in a medley of bright hues, and through the use of car paint, which is an industrial medium, Ehsaee fashions images of the past out of the objects of the present, creating works that bridge the conceptual and aesthetic divide between classicism and modernity.


Yellow Allah

Household gloss paint on card.
70 x 49 cm. (27 1/2 x 19 1/4 in).
Signed in Farsi lower centre.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm