Mehdi Darvishi

Mehdi
Darvishi

Iranian contemporary artist

Iran

What I have proposed to present in the upcoming edition of FIG Bilbao is a series of intaglio prints. The technique I have used to create most of my works is mostly Mezzotint. Using the same plate, this technique allows for the reduction of tones to make new images and forms after making each series of editions. In this way, the plate is automatically destroyed by its own process. As an artist who has left part of his existence into his works and when he dies, the only thing that remains is the artworks.
In the next phase, I have destroyed some of the real prints by scratching, burning, pouring some concealing materials, and using other impromptu ways to reconstruct all the occurrences that have occurred to my works over the last decade, and might possibly occur in at least a centenary; as I believe not every artist is lucky enough to have all his/her works preserved in museums and collections. As the main theme of this series of works is "life and its undeniable result: Death,” this reductive process is a good reflection of the way that I look at life and what is most essential.

Premios o distinciones destacables

2019, “People’s Choice Award” Megalo International Print Prize, Canberra, Australia
2019, “Special Mention” Premio Leonardo Sciascia, Milan, Italy
2018, “Second Prize” Premio Jesus Nunez, A Caruna, Spain,
2017,”Megalo Print” Residency Award” Canberra, Australia
2016, “Second Prize” Ural Print Triennial, Ufa, Russia
2016, “Honorable Mention” IX BIMPE International MiniPrint Biennial, Vancouver, Canada
2016, “Second Prize” V Istanbul International Printmaking Biennial, Turkey
2015, “Honorable Mention” in “Awagami International Print Festival” Tokushima, Japan
2015, "Grand Prize" 9th BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE D’ESTAMPE CONTEMPORAINE DE TROIS- REVIERES, Canada
2012, “Cultural and Art center Prize” II graphic art biennial, Romania

Obras de Mehdi Darvishi

2020
The extended night
Evaporated
Outside of the time I
The Night
Evaporated
Obra Open. The extended night IX

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