Nostalgia for neon signs
By Saeed Farahani an emerging Persian artist, who has some expositions in high rated galleries
and his first auction rate has been recorded in 2011 at Christies.
We promote his neon artwork as a Persian art project on FestiveArt;
and look to collaborate with some of the worlds most acclaimed art institutes to support his recent pieces.
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What drew me into the rhetorical devices such as light and neon lights, apart from being into fusion
of art and industry, was a kind of nostalgia for Tehran and Iran in the sixties and seventies
Noon o Panir o Sabzi
from VATAN series
Some of the artist's neon arts are dedications to the modern art masters such as
Piet Mondrian and Mark Rothko and parodies of the Iranian flag.
He subsequently exhibited his neon works at various occasions such as
Tehran Sculpture Expo in summer 2011
christies auction Fall 2011.
Aside from this profound feeling, only one decade later, i.e. in the mid‐eighties, due to inattention to the cultural heritage, a painful childish memory of those broken, on or off neon lights high on above some cinemas, buildings in my hometown Tehran has strongly reminded me of those heart‐breaking days that I will never forget.
This is the image that my mind the memory that was so clear and strong that could depict the colourful neon lights with its abstract and different features and conceptions in my art works.
To Piet Monderian
90 x 90 x 18cm, 2010
Neon on Plexiglass
TV, 50x50x50 cm , Wood & flourrescent light