Mahmoud Hamadani's drawings represent a beautiful fusion of nature, abstraction and chance in poetic black and white forms. In the artist's own words, his drawings illustrate the principle of "doing as much as possible and as little as necessary," finding a graceful balance of line and negative space. Hamadani predominantly works in series, drawn from inspirations ranging from the mathematical Fibonacci sequence to Chinese poetry.
Mahmoud Hamadani was born 1958 in Rasht, Iran and has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery and at the DB Fine Arts. Other solo exhibitions include 7 Bedford Row, London in 2006 and Michael Steinberg Fine Art in 2004. In 2005 Hamadani received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He also attended the Ucross Foundation Residency Program in Wyoming and the Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency in New Mexico.
Hamadani attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and received a Master in Public Administration in 1992. He also attended the State University of New York where he received his BA in Mathematics in 1981.
Requiem for Kabul (2004)
Etching on paper. 25 x 40 inches. Edition of 20.