30 Nov 2023 - 05 Jan 2024

Cypress, Eternally Unbound

Fiuz Gallery


An exhibition of works by:

Farah Ossouli
Alee Rafiee
Abolfazl Harouni
Afsaneh Moradi
Shohreh Haghighi
Saleh Kazemi
Samaneh Motallebi
Sogol Kashani
Dorna Abyak & Niyaz Azadikhah
Leila Ghandchi
Shima Esfandiari
Abolfazl Arabbeigi
Saba Manouchehri
Negar Farajiani
Abbas Shahsavar & Maryam Aeen
Mehdi Vazirpour
Elham Pourkhani

Death of the Cypress

In Iranian literature and mythology, a lot of interesting stories have been recounted with regard to the cypress tree, and the way each artist deals with this subject is different and unique.

The Cypress is eternal and immortal; though heavy blows might destroy it, it always finds a new way to manifest itself and thus continues to live. The cypresses of this exhibition may look vulnerable at first glance, but if destroyed, they will surely find life again. Hope is defined through the Cypress.

Most of these works have been created for this exhibition, and except for a few artists who possess a different working style and atmosphere, a special focus on the cypress tree can be seen in the other works.

Shahed Saffari
November 2023

Information from Fiuz Gallery

Image: Alee Rafiee. Manzar (Landscape) No. 3. 2022. 70 x 100 cm. Pencil and acrylic on paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Fiuz Gallery