RED like BLOOD.
BLACK like DEATH.
WHITE like PURITY.
YELLOW like HOPE.
The palette of Iranian artist Ghass Rouzkhosh is composed of only four colours. They stand for the bloodshed of the Iran-Iraq War, also known as the First Persian Gulf War (1980-88), his carefree life in Shiraz (Iran) and his hope for peace.
25 years ago, Ghass fled to Paris. Even though the first years in exile were very hard for him and his art didn’t attract any art buyers or art galleries, he finally became a successful and promising painter of abstract art.
I met Ghass and his brother Golan, owner of the GRK art gallery, in Paris in July 2013 for an interview. The first time I saw his paintings, I could literally feel their vehemence. Their violent impact. And I felt the urge to discover the man behind those powerful works of art.
INTERVIEW WITH GHASS ROUZKHOSH
PAINTING GAVE A SENSE TO MY LIFE (with English subtitles)
THE PROSPERITY OF A MIXED SOCIETY
I FINANCED MY ART BY DECORATING CHRISTMAS WINDOWS
PAINTING GAVE A SENSE TO MY LIFE (with German subtitles)
Copyright videos & picture: Yolanda Di Mambro
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