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Alahkhani Karim was born in 1974 in Nayshabur.

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So far he has held several solo exhibitions and participated in several, international painting and new art exhibitions and competitions as well as group exhibitions in Iran. Alahkhani Karim also member of the board of connoisseurs of the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Kerman.

 

Alahkhani Karim's statement about his art:

''I've also found that to create a work of art, its not the authenticity of the materials , but an idea that works differently and more lasting. So I look for my environmental concerns in the field of modern art and the more specific "environmental art", in the paradox between city life and the elements of the nature. I generally work to highlight the problem of eliminating the nature of urban life and mechanization of life.That's why it’s the selection of materials that serves the idea!''

Land art:

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Environment art:

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Citizenship and environment

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Mahmoud Maktbi began his first artistic study in persian painting from 1999. He has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals and attended in 17 environmental art festivals in Iran.

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Some of his works were presented in some exhibitions such as "CONTACT Photography festival" in Canada and "3 worlds in 1" in Lithuania by Edward Lucie Smith.

Since 2005, As a member of "open 5" he performed many group works in environmental art.

Mahmoud Maktabi’s statement about his art:

„I am interested in blending my body in the environment physically and using the human body as part of the work. The unlimited investigation in the environment deepens as you get more absorbed in nature and as you search more. (…) To me life is an opportunity to discover the concept of beauty that constantly attracts me toward the source and nature of things. My confrontation to the environment and its infinite immensity has shown me a way to observe this beauty from a different way. What allows me to keep going in my work is the process to explore and to create using my physical self.”

When is not spring

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My inner contamination

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My freedom is inside

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Source: http://mahmoudmaktabi.com/

 

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