A solo Exhibition by Minoo Khanbabai
May 19th- June 9th
Reception: Friday May 30th from 5 to 9 PM
Touch Art Gallery is pleased to present “Minoo” a solo exhibition by Minoo Khanbabai, from May 19th to June 9th. The artist reception will take place on Friday May 30th from 5 to 9 PM. The exhibition will featuring oil painting.
Minoo Minaei Khanbabai currently resides with her husband in the quaint town of Ware, MA. She received her art education at the College of Fine Arts in Tehran, Iran and obtained a B.F.A. in graphic design.
Since moving to America over 40 years ago, Minoo has continued her painting career and her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows, galleries, and both private and corporate collections. Her paintings have been displayed at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Western New England University, Westfield State University, and many other shows. Her pieces are also among the collections of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, and SIS Bank in Northampton.
This award-winning artist works in acrylic and oil, painting scenes that highlight the organic beauty of nature and structure. Her pieces concentrate on landscapes and architecture from her native country of Iran as well as seasonal landscapes and seascapes of her current home of New England.
The main focus of my work is to capture the organic beauty of nature and the geometric beauty of structure. I strive to portray the interplay of light and color, the reflection of light on water, and the contrast between light and shadow.
I like to draw people into the scenes I paint and to transport viewers to a different place and time.
Early in my career, when I first moved to the U.S., I missed my home country. Thinking of the beauty of Iran I would remember the grand curves, colors, and motifs of the incredible architecture and was inspired to begin a series of paintings. I loved the architectural forms of the domes and minarets combined with their deep blues and greens. I wanted to bring the rich colors of the tiles from my memory to life on canvas. I played with and highlighted the interesting contrast between the blue, turquoise, and green against the earth’s crèmes and browns using hard edges to bring a modern essence to pieces.