Museum of Goa invites you to join us for the opening of the exhibition ‘A Mirror of Everyday Life – The Drawings of Saleh Kazemi.’ The exhibition features drawings of Saleh Kazemi, an Iranian artist settled in Rome, who has been wandering around Goa for the last three months, recording what he has seen – village life and village women, fish and fishermen, market scenes and personal discoveries.
The display also includes other artistic explorations by Saleh such as self-portraits, nudes and a series of works representing a mirror of everyday life, called Moments in Waiting.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Jenepher Bramble
Date – 15th of March, 2018
Time – 6:00 pm
Venue – Museum of Goa
The exhibition will be open until 29th of March, 2018
About the Artist:
Saleh Kazemi was born in Teheran in 1992, where he lived until he was 18. In spite of showing artistic gifts from an early age, he originally chose to embark upon scientific studies. But after high school, he moved to Italy to study Graphic Design at the Fine Art Academy of Rome.
Documentary Photography was his first professional activity, and he took part in many exhibitions and won several prizes with his shots. Always searching for a more personal language, and wishing to distance himself from technological means, he decided to give up photography and dedicate himself to the drawing board. His life is a continuous voyage, sketchbook in bag, in which he draws people, places, and what he sees happening around him. His works are a mirror of every-day life as a series of moments in waiting.
He draws people on the trains, in the stations, in the cafes – but his observing glance is different from that of the camera he abandoned. Instead, he constructs a different, condensed space, rich in details, and observed from different points of view. There followed many voyages with the possibility of meeting other peoples and getting to know other cultures. Thanks to his friend, Jenepher Bramble, who all of a sudden invited him to Goa, he decided to travel to India as a point of departure in 2018 – where
unexpectedly he found roots which were not foreign to him.
His drawings have been displayed in many shows – both personal and collective.