Meraji, Mahmoud

  • Home:
    North York, Ontario
  • Title:
    Untitled
  • Media:
    Oil on board / huile sur panneau
  • Dimensions:
    106 x 116 cm

My true understanding of portraiture is to look beyond just the model’s appearance.

I usually plunge into harmonizing backgrounds and foregrounds. However, I mostly try to consider contrast between the lights and the shades, as well as different tones and textures. In addition, I have to say that one of the most important things that motivates me, as an artist, and draws my attention is the human figure. It is the different posses of hands and gestures that encourage me evaluate different characters in models. For instance, the eyes symbolize open window which reveal the inner being of every model. I always try to achieve the harmony and balance that exits between the artistic side and human psychology. According to Edward Monet there is a long way to go in order to obtain the status of: The Painter’s Painter”.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2009

Trilogy, Mekic Galerie d’art , Montreal QC


2009

ab strack’tid, Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON


2009

The Canadian Portrait: Today and Tomorrow Toronto, ON


2008

International  Arts Festival- Miracle of the Portrait Toronto, ON


2008

Pass the Buddha, Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, Ontario


2008

Tirgan, Iranian Art Festival ,Harbourfront Centre, Toronto


2008

2008 International Portrait Arts competition


2008

Buddha Composed (collaboration with Julie Okes), Varley Art Gallery of Markham


2007

Iranian artists’ cultural reunion, Six weeks of Iranian Art , Toronto, Ontario


2007

Canadian Artists without Boarders, Varley Art Gallery of Markham


2006

Under the Azure Dome – Persian Festival,t Harbourfront Centre, Toronto


2004

Metamorphosis, Scarborough Art Council, Toronto


2004

Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON


2003

Drawing 2003, John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto


2002

Illuminary Art Gallery


2002

Scarborough Art Council, Annual Juried Show Scarborough, Toronto


2001

Art at the heart (Arts week2001), Toronto


2001

Odyssey (S.A.C) Scarborough, Ontario


2001

Art at the heart, Toronto, Ontario


1997

The Third Iranian painting Biannual, Tehran


1993

Fair of Flowers and Nature, Tehran


1993

The Second Iranian Painting Biannual , Tehran


1992

The First Iranian Painting Biannual, Tehran


1988

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007

Mystic Iranian Curves, Six weeks of Iranian Art Toronto, Ontario


1997

Iranian Community Association of Ontario, Toronto


1997

Arya Art Gallery, Tehran


1996

Arya Art Gallery, Tehran


1995

Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran


1993

Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran


1991

Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran


AWARDS:

2008

Grand prize winner, 2008 International Portrait Arts competition, Toronto, ON


2008

Art and Humanities, Ethnic Press


2002

Honorable mention Award, Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, Ontario


2001

Honorable mention Award, Art at the heart, Toronto, Ontario


1993

First Prize Winner, Iranian Fair of Flowers & Nature, Tehran

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