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Untitled Persian Poetry series-Shadi Talaei

This painting, from the artist’s Migration series, reflects the artist’s continuous quest for meaning and representation to everything around her. The sole inspiration of her work beyond the study of calligraphic forms is driven by poetry. Each of Shadi’s artworks represent a poem that is either her own or inspired by famous Sufi poets such Rumi and Hafiz. Sometimes my mood and soul change sometimes full of love. Sometimes sadness.
Sometimes just disappointing.
I always have challenges with my soul and life.
I think it’s not only about me, it’s about humanity too.
When you can’t be dealing with it, you have to leave. You have to emigrate. Like warmth and coldness without organization.

In her signature abstract calligraphy style, Shadi expresses a verse of one of her favorite poets, Hafiz: “Found nothing more joyful than the sound of words of love
In this turning Merry-Go-Round that you rewind”

Mixed media on canvas-Unframed


Shadi Talaei/Iran/b.1983...

As this artwork is currently located overseas kindly allow for 1-2 week delivery (depending on country of origin).

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Through a highly curated selection of Middle East and North African (MENA) artists, our mission is to incubate an un-intimidating space for young collectors, first time buyers and general art enthusiasts to foster a deep connection between artists and collector for generations to come.

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