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Publish Date: 0:50 - 28 February 2015
TEHRAN , YJC .-- An exhibition entitled “1000 Kilometers of Watercolors”, which displays a watercolor collection that Iranian artist Nasser Sani created during his bike tour from Tehran to Shiraz, opened at Tehran’s Shangarf Gallery on Thursday.
Sani created the collection during his stops in different towns on his way to Shiraz.

Works in the collections depict historical monuments, scenes from old districts and beautiful landscapes of each region. 

Sani held 20 exhibits of his works in several towns during the tour, which began in March 2013.

Mobarakeh, Naiin, Natanaz, Kashan, Safashar and Abadeh were among the towns where he displayed his works. 

"It began simply. A journey and a bike, and I gave my heart to the road; free, easy and very sudden,” Sani wrote in a catalogue for the exhibtion. 

"I had not seen Persepolis and I was ashamed. Where else had I not seen… All of us postpone our journeys, until the final journey arrives and gives us no more chances. 

"It was because of this fear that I did not hesitate. Exactly on the first day of Farvardin (March 21) 2013, I started early in the morning, thinking to myself that perhaps this would be my last Farvardin.

"Dates and tea were my first breakfast. With a heavy load on my bike, great excitement, and a strange desire, I wondered, will I arrive at the destination?

"Amongs all those junk, there were also several paintbrushes and boxes of watercolors and several pieces of white paper.

"How good it would be if I could also paint! And what is better than the mysterious Hoze Soltan Salt Lake for the first painting.

"With the first painting, a sensational and unique story began. A story full of unseen discoveries, and on the way wherever I had the chance to rest, I opened the paper and began to record the beauty and the attraction of nature.”

The exhibit will be running until March 8 at the gallery located at 2 Sattari Alley, Jolfa St., off Shariati Ave.

Tehran Times
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