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Portrait Series

Portrait Series

In expressing his own image Sahabi creates a narrative of presence. He passes through a bipolar world and creates narratives and then returns to the world of reconciliation with himself and the other. In order to understand his existential compositions, this “other” must go through three dimensions of Sahabi’s world of portraits: first the general world of portraiture, which is the level of understanding colors and forms. Second is the level of receiving a face, where by seeing the portrait and passing its beyond colors and forms the viewer obtains more detailed perceptions of facial expressions and its lines. It is in the third stage that eyes appear as the main component of Sahabi’s portraits. The eyes become a prototype for the face and their main feature are the holes that have turned hard and fossilized over time. Another part of Sahabi’s portraits include his self-portraits. In addition to the features mentioned above, these self-portraits all contain Sahabi’s humorous view towards the outside world.

Sohrab Ahmadi

  • Mehdi Sahabi - 60 × 50 cm - Acrylic on canvas
  • Mehdi Sahabi - Portrait of Ebrahim Haghighi - 50 × 40 cm - Acrylic on canvas
  • Mehdi Sahabi - Portrait of Ebrahim Haghighi - 50 × 40 cm - Acrylic on canvas
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 60 × 50 cm - Acrylic on canvas - 1993
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 60 × 50 cm - Acrylic on canvas
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 60 × 50 cm - Acrylic on canvas - 1993