23 Apr 2018 – 0:12

Arab & Persian cultures meet at Katara expo

Iranian artist, Mohammad Khaza’i, explains about his work to Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, and other officials during the expo at Katara.

The Peninsula

DOHA: The Cultural Village, Katara, is hosting creative exhibitions by Iranian artist Mohammad Khaza’i until the end of April at building No. 19.

This event comes to present various artistic experiences to the audience. The exhibition, which was opened on Thursday by Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, included about 30 different works in which

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Mohammed Khaza’i highlighted the convergence between the Persian decoration and the beauty of Arabic craftsmanship based on bilateral heritage and innovation.

Commenting on his work, the Iranian artist living in Japan. Mohammed Khaza’i, said that he mixed a variety of artistic forms, including the beauty of Persian ornament and the magic of Arabic calligraphy.

Iranian artist Mohammad Khaza’i also added that it was grounded mainly on mastering fine details by working on various materials and tools, including oil colours and copper look like colours, as he used in compact paper paintings, giving the impression that the works are on copper.

Khaza’i said that he was inspired by the beauty of nature in his various works, including Arabian horses, because of their cultural symbolism. He also pointed out that his exhibition combines the Arab and Persian cultures through their majestic and their value, translated into cross-fertilization between the two cultures.