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Hadis Fakhr

Group Exhibition


Solo Exhibition of Hadis Fakhr

Opening on 29th April 2021
On view until 14th May 2021

Neither full of joy nor accepting utter darkness, the artist glimpses the passing of life with the eagerness of a keen observer of the living, within which lies the glory of the ages.
The eternal cyclic renewal is at the center of the works of Hadis Fakhr. For her, life is like a coin spinning on its edges. Chaos and order are two sides of the same coin. And while spinning, they merge too. Thus creation begins. On one side, light and sparkle are symbols of femininity and chaos. On the other side, there is the darkness, tranquil and tenacious.
By declaring that White is a place where nothing is created, the artist captures these fragile, almost ethereal creatures that, at the same time, are capable of an incredibly destructive force, creating a series of works that seem to be a cabinet for a collection of curiosities and rarities.
The playful elements of this series, and the charm of this magical, dreamy world, invite viewers to embrace the imaginative and illusory power of artistic creation. The works touch on the intricate relationship that exists between reality and fiction, all played on a sense of the marvelous, and are successful in their claim to make the ordinary extraordinary and to encourage the viewer to participate in magic; this is the materialization of a dream which is caught and revealed.
The artist reveals her beautiful colors and compositions in a highly successful marriage of Japanese Manga and Persian Painting. A world where continuous and cyclic movements are a constant reminder of humanity’s endeavors to create harmony and balance.
Hadis Fakhr is a supreme storyteller. She lives within her stories, a wondrous world created to safely deliver her and the viewers to a place where beauty and dynamism are the redeeming answer to chaos, frustration, and insecurity that has governed our land for generations. This level of competence and commitment drives the young generation to persist in their capabilities. It is the source and merit of Iranian Arts for generations to come.
Nazila Noebashari

Four Seasons, Studies for Carpet Weavers
Solo exhibition of Hadis Fakhr
Opening at Aaran Gallery on 12th May 2017 on view until 21st May 2017.

In carpets of Hadis Fakhr, ardent flames, next to gaily blooms and splashing fountains and rippling cascading pools are cool retreats for sore-wearied limbs and tired hearts. In this organized chaos there is the promise of fertility and abundance, of invisible and elusive realities.

In her suggestions for Contemporary carpets, the young artist gathers her fanciful creatures and crafts a unique playful and joyous world. Hers is a fantasia of enchanting rhythms; emerging, retreating and reversing. In her wild compositions her visual dynamism takes shape and the fairy land becomes real. Within these dream like foliages, and sparking tones, magical creatures reside in an everlasting spring.

In super charged panels an exceptional imagery is formed, where her creatures resembling Japanese Manga characters, dwell on Persian carpets and mischievously act in sequences, moving from one panel to the next one. In a back drop of utopian themes, Hadis Fakhr successfully blends her imagination with the classical lines and compositions of legendary Garden Carpets of Iran.

In each panel artist weaves her own concept in to the fabric of the carpet: in “Heaven and Hell”, the two worlds change place; hell becomes this enjoyable place and heaven is a supremely boring place. Our young Bard tells the story of changing of seasons, with dragon wrestling matches and peacock dancing competitions and the ever present naughty and wildly free Fox. At the end all conflicts are reconciled, all creatures in confederation blendlike a chorus singing, rejoicing, floating; yet anchored in eternity and in the safety of the Garden.

Hadis Fakhr is the supreme story teller. She lives within her stories, a wondrous world created to safely deliver her and the viewers to a place where beauty and joy are the redeeming answer to chaos, frustration and insecurity that has governed our land for generations. It is this level of competence and commitment that drives the young generation to persist on their own capabilities and is the source and merit of Iranian Arts for generations to come.

Presenting works by Malakeh Nayiny and:
Alireza Adambakan – Ala Ebtekar – Mohammad Eskandari – Asghar Aharipour – Mehrdad Jafari – Azam Hosseinabadi – Hamid Hemayatian – Nasim Davari – Maryam Sepiyani – Nastaran Safaei – Emitis Abbassioun – Shirin Fathi – Hadis Fakhr – Reihane Taravati – Farshid Larimian – Dehghan Mohammadi – Allahyar Najafi.

Opening at Aaran Projects on 20th November 2015.

In Arts, liberated from constraints of reason and logic, artists conceive and combine new forms that enrich our lives, in mythology too, we entertain a hypothesis, to perhaps find answers and solutions to our world which essentially is a puzzle. What if this world were not all that there is?

Humans beings are unique in retaining the capacity for play and amusement. More often than not we forget this gift. The power of imagination which forms our mental image of something that is not perceived through the five senses, should not be underestimated. It is essential to recognize the importance of this force that breaks down borders and teleports us beyond our circumstances, and abilities. A world of wondrous charm and endless stories, unrestrained fancy and extremes that challenge belief.

The artists working in the realm of fantasy, violate in a variety of ways, standard expectations by drastic experiments with subject matter, form and style. Constant fusion of every day with the fantastic, mythical and nightmarish. These trail blazers render a world that blurs traditional distinctions between what is serious, trivial, horrible, absurd or tragic.

Once upon a time, Lamassus and Griffins guarded the Capital city of Persian empire, they still do. An echo of a time where kings were transported to the sky by giant birds, and snakes growing from man’s shoulders feasted on human brain, and the white Div was defeated by the super hero and Simorgh was busy saving the albino child. A recurring magical abstractness that permits representation to take a timeless character; recalling the past, expressing hope for future and affirming continuity.