Mohammad Ehsaei was born in Qazvin, Iran in 1939
He is undoubtedly one of the most gifted calligraphers to emerge from Iran within the past century. Applying calligraphy as the main element of his works, Ehsaei represents the continuation of an artistic movement that sought to leave its mark by combining traditional techniques into a Modern artistic form. Utilizing his knowledge of graphic arts to create impressive pictures, Ehsaei’s works, unlike traditional Persian calligraphy, can be divided into two categories: calligraphy paintings and the eternal alphabet.
The significance of his works lies in his ability to create abstract forms through the use of letters. The austere distribution of words within the frame is indicative of a supreme order derived from centuries of utopian idealism in religion. Since the written word has historically been used as a tool for the documentation and transfer of knowledge, each written piece, before even being read, holds an intellectual weight. As such, these written forms and words come together in artistic creation, outside the realm of calligraphic art, and place that piece in a symbolic order of meaning. Repetitions are fundamental and evidently regulated, as calligraphic forms are not scattered, instead, each choice of letter and the way they come together creates a clear and concise rhythm that can easily be followed.
“Architecture of Letters and Words” is an exhibition of Mohammad Ehsaei’s selection of Naghashi-khat (calligraphic painting) reprinted exclusively. The Selection includes 30 copies of unique limited edition pieces of work, black embossed on Fabriano Rosaspina (60% cotton - 285 g/m2) paper. Each piece is proportional to the size of the original artwork, numbered, and signed by the artist.
In addition, 99 limited unique art pieces will be exhibited from the Eternal Alphabet series. Once black-embossed on Tiepolo Rosaspna (100% cotton - 290 g/m2) paper, the artist colored each piece uniquely, numbered and signed.