Parvin Amirgholi | Beliefs

21 Nov 2014 – 2 Dec 2014

Etemad Gallery (1 + 2)

Tehran, Iran


Save Event: Parvin Amirgholi | Beliefs

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


When I was 15, I started my work with weaving. At 22, I established
my first atelier and since then I have been dealing with wool, thread
and textile.


On my 50th birthday, I decided to paint besides my  professional work; therefore l started painting with Mr. Javadipour. After a short while, I quit painting due to some reasons... One night I remembered my grandma who always had a piece of metal with a strange pattern imprinted on it, which she used to keep on the corner of her shelf. Once I asked her “What is this metal thing with that pattern?” She said: “It is the spell of passion and love. Whenever my man comes (meaning my grandpa), I put this in water and then give the water to him to drink”. The interesting thing was that whenever my grandpa drank the water, he stayed for a few days and then left and disappeared for months! This pattern became the subject of my paintings. Later on I found other patterns as well and started painting again.

The patterns were amazing to me. For a long time, I was obsessed with the thought of the amount of effort boys and girls put into holding onto each other, and wives into keeping their husbands. I started my work using brushes but then realized that I could not !nd the feeling I was looking for in them, therefore I switched to pallet knife. When I put the pieces of colors together, I had the feeling of a passionate connection and unconsciously repeated the words of the spell on behalf of those who believed it. I had a solo exhibition in Golestan Gallery titled “The Spells” in May 2009 and a group exhibition in Day Gallery the November of the same year. This year, I have portrayed those ancient beliefs and will present them in Etemad gallery, in November 2014.


- Parvin Amirgholi
Born in 1948

Art form Toggle

Exhibiting artists

Parvin Amirgholi


Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.