Leila Heller Gallery Dubai | Jehangir Vazifdar | Alserkal Avenue
Jehangir Vazifdar, Ali Cha'aban and Farideh Lashai in Leila Heller Gallery Dubai
These days 3 exhibitions are showing in the Leila Heller Gallery.
ArtDayMe: Azadeh Jafarian : Ali Cha'aban's artworks are showing in Leila Heller Gallery these days. He is a Lebanese artist that explores the evocative theme of childhood nostalgic utopia; delving into the complexities of memory, longing, and the yearning for an idealized past.
"I Guess I'm Still Angry" is the name of this exhibition that includes 12 pieces of artwork. He changed the shapes of carpets and installed them in another way. Carpets are in gallery like view of rockets. Rockets are hanging from the ceiling ,on the wall and are on the ground. Chairs of carpets are another artworks of Ali Cha'aban. Chairs are perforated, viewer can find out behind the beautiful chairs. He likes Islamic Architecture and shows that in the works.
Woodcut prints of Farideh Lashai are another guests of Leila Heller Gallery . This exhibition is featuring 29 paintings of Farideh Lashai . Most of these artworks are from “vase series “ and some of them are from “tree series “ .
Throughout a distinguished career spanning over five decades, Farideh Lashai (1944 - 2013) has always juggled with varying means of expression, without recognizing any frontiers that might confine her to a rigidly defined artistic identity.Lyricism is the reigning characteristic in her works, whether it is painting, sculpture, writing, installation or a combination of animation, video and painting. She has had more than 25 solo exhibitions in Iran, Europe and the USA.
The last exhibition we wrote about that is Jehangir Vazifdar’s artworks. In fact these exhibition is the overview of A 60-Year Retrospective artist . 26 paintings of Jehangir are featuring in this exhibition.
Jehangir Vazifdar was born in Bombay in 1920. He was part of a resplendent period in modern Indian Art. His work always reflected current ideas, yet remained unique and original. His manner of defining and expanding on art via form, color, composition and texture proliferated into numerous theories and postulations.
Many people recognize Jehangir Vazifdar as the famous architect who gave the city of Mumbai some of its iconic buildings. However, only a few knew about his true passion for art.
His most prized technique, developed after years of experiments, is called 'Fake-proof', deriving its name from the fact that it is impossible to copy. This technique can primarily be seen in his portrait works. A combination of horizontal and vertical brush strokes along with thick strokes carved using a foot-rule, is the essence of this process, with colours which are directly applied from tubes on to the canvas.