Mehdi Saeedi: From Contour to Calligraphy Exhibit

Sept 2-30, 2016 ,
6:30 PM
- Washington, DC, United States

This exhibit is a collection of Mehdi Saeedi's works through over 14 years of his professional efforts demonstrating his approach to figurative calligraphy and design. Mehdi Saeedi's work synthesizes the contemporary world of graphic design and the traditional Iranian arts of calligraphy and illustration. Through Saeedi we encounter an extraordinary artist who has mastered the craft of putting to excellent use the most recent achievements in graphic design, but also following the historical developments in traditional Iranian calligraphy- from the past into the present- with intelligence and passion- adopting its most important decorative and compositional element throughout his artwork.

About Mehdi Saeedi

Mehdi Saeedi, born 1979 in Tehran, Iran is a internationally renowned artist and designer currently residing in Philadelphia. For his work he has won numerous international awards, more recently, Gold Medal at the Graphis Poster Annual, 2013, First Prize in the 12th International Poster Triennial, Slovakia, and the Grand Prize at the Five Star Designer Banquet International Invitiational Poster Triennal of Osaka, Japan. 2009. Saeedi’s have been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe, North and South America and Iran. Mehdi Saeedi lectures internationally, among others in Bolivia, France, Brazil, Mexico and Iran. A collection of his works have been published, more recently, "From Contour to Calligraphy," a 384 page collection of his artwork from the past 14 years.

Exhibition Details:

Mehdi Saeedi: From Contour to Calligraphy
September 2 through September 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 6-8;30 p.m. Open to the Public.

Reception & Discussion: Friday, September 16, 6- 8:30 p.m. Open to the Public.

Alex Gallery
2106 R St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday- Saturday 11-5 pm, and by appointment

About Aftab Committee:

Aftab Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to empowering Iranian-American artists and art.

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