Filmmaker Milani to try her hand at painting
Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh
Milani will be starting painting when she reaches the age 50 in a few
“I am in love with painting. I even intended to study painting at the university but I was accepted in the architecture program and studied that instead.
She likes all different styles of paintings but “I prefer expressionism. I also like calligraphy-painting style among Persian artworks,” she remarked.
The gallery currently is hosting an exhibition of the gallery’s stores, which includes artwork by renowned Iranian artists the late Faramarz Pilaram, Mohammad Ehsaii, Taha Behbahani and Marco Garigurian.
“I am so excited to see works by Pilaram. He was my master and I so am happy to see his works here on show beside artworks done by other great artists,” she added.
“Payback”, “Superstar” “Cease-Fire”, “Fifth Reaction”, “Two Women”, and “Extra Wife” are among Milani’s credits.
Milani’s husband Nikbin also said, “I myself do painting. My style of painting is highly individualized, though I don’t spend much time on it. Once master Ehsaii saw some of my works and suggested that I practice my style more.”
The current exhibit of Sareban Gallery will run until June 21 at the gallery located at No.8, Mehmandust St., off Shahid Beheshti Ave.
Photo: Filmmaker Tahmineh Milani (R) talks to former Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art curator Alireza Sami-Azar (L) during her visit to the Sareban Gallery. Her film producer husband Mohammad Nikbin (C) is also seen in the photo.