Paintings by Mani Gholami
February 20, 2001
Seeing Mani Gholami's paintings on Elahe
Gallery's site was such a wonderful surprise. They are so different
than anything else on the site -- or anything by any other Iranian painter
I've seen. They are incredibly modern, personal and happy. You look
at them and you cannot help smiling and falling in love with all the characters.
That's an incredibly rare quality, especially for an artist based in Iran.
The introduction to his paintings says: "Mani was born on March
18, 1970 in Tehran (Saadi, Kooche Qafari, No. 13). The house number played
an important role in his life, bringing him, astonishingly, good luck!
This good luck led him to become a painter."
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