TEHRAN.(Iranart) – An exhibition of paintings by Iranian artist Hossein Mahjubi, known for his surrealistic works, opened at the Gooya House of Culture and Art in Tehran on Monday.
Mahjubi’s 88th birthday was also celebrated during the opening ceremony of the exhibit.
Mahjubi’s family, painter Ali-Akbar Sadeqi, sculptor Taha Behbahani, calligraphers Yadollah Kaboli and Esrafil Shirchi and musician Keivan Saket were among the guests who took part in the ceremony.
Tehran City Council member Ahmad Masjed Jamei said Mahjubi’s paintings bear a strange feeling, which connects the earth to the sky.
Veteran painter Habib Derakhshani said that Mahjubi’s works are inspired by poetry and nature, and added, “There exists an endless happiness in the horses and the trees Mahjubi has created in his paintings.”
The ceremony ended with the cutting of a birthday cake and the introduction of a book of paintings by Mahjubi published by Gooya.
The exhibit will be running until May 17 at the gallery located at No. 91, North Iranshahr St., off Karimkhan Ave.