PoemPainting
Inspirations of the Desert
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Traditional Calligraphy
Ceramics & Calligraphy
Large Format & Site Specific
PoemPaintings
About PoemPainting
 
I have coined my hybrid of calligraphy, painting, and poetry, PoemPainting1 in which calligraphy, without necessarily being legible, transforms itself to an abstract visual form and carries the essence of the poem it stems from. In this style, I use both the linguistic and aesthetic power of words to create poetic visual art pieces. My inspiration usually begins with a poem whose essence and atmosphere illuminate my art.
 
Without writing out the entire poem, I extract its key words and paint or inscribe them in different styles of calligraphy in my personal style. My combination of calligraphy, painting, and poetry is intended as a dialogue between distinct art forms and cultures, in which visual elements display a mysterious and multifaceted world; One which reflects both my own Persian identity and contemporary, universally comprehensible artistic values. While a poem in itself requires translation in order to be intelligible to others, my artwork is meant for an audience of all backgrounds, regardless of language.
 
1. Please refer to these articles for furthur information about Arash Shirinbab's original and personal style, PoemPainting:
- Oct. 6, 2013, “The Glow of an Artist from Kerman in American International Competition, Selection of the Artwork: The Last One”, Esteghamat Weekly Newspaper, No. 407, Kerman, Iran
- March 24, 2014, A multi-pages spread interview and art review, Issue #5 of Level 25 Artjournal
- March 11, 2015, “Poetic visual art pieces of Arash Shirinbab on display in Tehran”, Tehran Times, P. 12, Vol. 12227
- Winter 2015, Interview and featured artworks of Arash Shirinbab for the “Work and no Work” issue, Drafthorse literary journal
 

About "Inspirations of the Desert"
“Inspirations of the Desert” is Shirinbab's new collection of PoemPaintings including over 30 works which has been exhibited at the Fine Arts Gallery of Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, March 6- 16, 2015 and the Behesht Gallery in Kerman, Iran, April 11- 16. These two exhibitions and Shirinbab’s works gained tremendous amount of coverages and critics nationally in Iran and are published on national newspapers such as Tehran Times, Iran Financial Tribune, and Jame-Jam national newspaper.
 
The medium of these artworks are acrylics and pastel on canvas and they are all created in 2015. They are all inspired by classic and contemporary Persian poems in content and aesthetics and are including ancient Kufic style of Arabic calligraphy in Shirinbab’s personal and original way.
 
PoemPainting
Flood of Poetry
  1. Paradise
    Paradise
    Acrylics, mixed media, digital, print on canvas
  2. Freedom
    Freedom
    Acrylics, mixed media, digital, print on canvas
  3. His Last Tea
    His Last Tea
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  4. Just a Room Away
    Just a Room Away
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  5. The Silent Blue I
    The Silent Blue I
    Acrylics on canvas
  6. The Silent Green
    The Silent Green
    Acrylics on canvas
  7. The Silent Blue II
    The Silent Blue II
    Acrylics on canvas
  8. At the Edge
    At the Edge
    Acrylics on canvas
  9. Sprout
    Sprout
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  10. Winter End
    Winter End
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  11. Your Heart I
    Your Heart I
    Acrylics on canvas
  12. Your Heart II
    Your Heart II
    Acrylics on canvas
  13. Flood of Poetry
    Flood of Poetry
    Acrylics on canvas
  14. Sunrise of the Bay
    Sunrise of the Bay
    Acrylics, mixed media, print on canvas
  15. The Peace of Your Hand I
    The Peace of Your Hand I
    Acrylics on canvas
  16. The Peace of Your Hand II
    The Peace of Your Hand II
    Acrylics on canvas
  17. The Origins I
    The Origins I
    Acrylics on canvas
  18. The Origins II
    The Origins II
    Acrylics on canvas
  19. In the Desert of Poetry
    In the Desert of Poetry
    Acrylics on canvas
  20. Guardian of Yosemite
    Guardian of Yosemite
    Acrylics on canvas
  21. You Were Part of Me
    You Were Part of Me
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  22. This is Not a Family
    This is Not a Family
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  23. The Last One
    The Last One
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  24. Beat of Desert
    Beat of Desert
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  25. The Miners I
    The Miners I
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  26. Miners II
    Miners II
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  27. The Lead Soldiers I
    The Lead Soldiers I
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
  28. The Lead Soldiers II
    The Lead Soldiers II
    Acrylics and pastel on canvas
About "Flood of Poetry"
 
“Flood of Poetry” is the collection that Shirinbab's fisrt sparks of PoemPaintings came to life. The collection includes over 40 works which has been exhibited at over 20 exhibitions around the world including in the U.S., Poland, Italy, Spain, and France. Some of the works at this collection have won international awards such as the "Freedom" and "Paradise" that won the First Place and Best of Show in Mixed Media at the 50 Shades of Gray competition of Focus Point & Shape International Gallery in USA.
 
The medium of most these artworks are acrylics and pastel on canvas and they are all created in 2013- 2-14. They are all inspired by classic and contemporary Persian poems in content and aesthetics and are including ancient Kufic style of Arabic calligraphy in Shirinbab’s personal and original way.