Archive for June, 2011

A man from BOOKAN

Monday, June 6th, 2011

MARYAM JAVAHER NIA: The Kurdish lifestyle has been portrayed through the statues a Kurdish sculptor carves. “Osman Rahmanzadeh”, an illiterate mason and self-taught sculptor, reveals the lifestyle of not only the Kurdish but any other tribes, clans, and so on, who live in Iran.

Before carving his unique and petite living statues, he reviews the scenario, has been written in his mind. By carving them he directs the scene, which is played by the concrete and wooden actors and actresses who discourse in an imaginary conversation in a set decoration, which is decorated by pigments. The applied pigments add to the lifelike quality his statues have since the animated figures are represented by the naturalistic pigmentations.