Iranian Art in Toronto

Six-week festival

Mahmoud Meraji, is one of 5 artists to conduct visual art workshops as part of the the festival "Six Weeks of Iranian Art" taking place in Toronto. He explained to euronews reporter Mohammed Mohammadi how he started his journey to become a master of portrait painting, when he was 16 years old and now considers himself a contemporary artist: "Being contemporary has nothing to do with style, as there is no such thing as 'style' in contemporary art. An artist should 'find' the painting, not 'draw' it. You must discover the images which exist inside your mind but you cannot materialise them."


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