TEHRAN – An exhibition entitled “White-Blue Dreams” will open at Rira Gallery in Dubai on March 16 to showcase a collection of paintings by Iranian artist Iraj Shafei.
"The collection includes 16 paintings created over the past year. I have concentrated on Iranian local culture as well as white and blue ceramic wares,” Shafei said in a press release, which was published on Saturday.
"Portraits of world cinematic figures such as Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren are also seen in the collection,” he added.
Shafei who is a student of veteran artist Aidin Aghdashlu, said that the major common point between his works and his master’s is their due attention to Persian culture.
"Both of us focus on motifs such as miniature, ceramic wares and gol-o-morgh — a unique style of Persian painting featuring bird and floral motifs in different colors — drawing and Persian painting,” he added.
Shafei has studied painting with master Aghdashlu. He held his first exhibit in Seyhun Gallery. He has held over 100 exhibits in Iran and other countries.
The paintings will be on display for one month in the gallery.