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Pouran Jinchi

Born in 1959, Mashhad, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Lives and works in New York City, United States


The calligraphic marks made by Pouran Jinchi, rendered with ink onto canvas, are like colourful falling – or fallen – leaves, or fruit dropping from an invisible tree, or perhaps even charred remnants and detritus flickering through the air, landing in a heap, a vibrant mass. Greatly influenced by the lyricism of the written word, poetry is used to spark the artist’s inspiration, but the words and letters – the Farsi language imprinted in ink – are often represented illegibly, becoming amalgamat...Read more