Pouran Jinchi @ The Third Line Gallery

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The Third Line Gallery is becoming my source of inspiration. I have always liked contemporary Islamic art but the trendy gallery has taken it to a whole new level with some of the most wonderful artists. I am still drooling over Hassan Hajjaj’s surreal photographs and now Courtney tells us that the next in line is Pouran Jinchi, the Iranian-born, New York-based artist who will present her exhibition titled- Fabricated: Painted material by Pouran Jinchi.  

She incorporates Islamic calligraphy into finely crafted and branded headgear including skull-caps such as Chanel, Christian Dior etc. It’s a brilliant concept of blending the Occidental with the Oriental. Although they describe it as a bit of abstract expressionism, I feel there’s nothing abstract about it. On the contrary, it looks more like a case of methodical expression. I’m not an authority on art terminology but it’s something that I definitely understand and admire. Pencil in the dates. The exhibition runs from  January 18-February 14, 2008 at the Third Line Gallery. Call 04- 3411367 for more information.

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