Tehran (IP) - Akbar Mikhak's art collections were exhibited at the Italian Embassy in Tehran during the presentation of the Embassy's new episode of its video series on fine arts.

Iran PressIran news: The life and artwork of Akbar Mikhak, an Iranian-Italian artist, is featured in the new episode of the Italian Embassy's video series called: 'From Tehran to Rome. A Journey through Art'.

It was screened at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran on Thursday. 

In intervening at the ceremony, the artist himself explained to the audience, including art critics, gallery directors, art collectors, and diplomats, how deep and meaningful his artistic, intellectual and human experience in Italy was. 

Akbar Mikhak has lived in Italy for 24 years, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and perfecting his training in areas such as set design and industrial design.

He also opened a successful art gallery (Galleria Altri Temi) and a cultural center (Centro Culturale Aquario) in Rome. He finally returned to Iran, to his hometown Isfahan, in 1996.

In addition to the documentary screening, the residence hosted an exhibit of some of the most representative artworks of three of Mikhak's signature collections. 

From the first collection, entitled 'Vague', 20 postcards were exhibited, laid out on a large panel to outline the various stages of an ideal journey from Rome to Isfahan and back. 

From the second one, 'Living Soul', 6 stylized photographs of reflections of Venice in the water were also introduced to the public. 

From the last collection, by the name 'Playing with the Letters of the Alphabet', four paintings of abstract calligraphy were exhibited, featuring a reinterpretation and combination of signs and letters of the Persian and Latin alphabets.


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