NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Pink Painting (The Blind Owl Series) 2013, Ink on Canvas, 122 x 122cm © Pouran Jinchi

Pouran Jinchi returns to The Third Line with her third solo show, The Blind Owl, continuing her investigation into deconstructing calligraphy and looking into the deeper complexities of the written word. The artist explores the physical form and its signified insinuations through the lens of the dark narratives of The Blind Owl, a major literary work by Iranian author Sadegh Hedayat.


In this new body of work, Pouran interprets the Iranian tradition of calligraphy and Islamic geometry through the lens of contemporary aesthetics and focuses on the weight of letters, phrases and quotes to convey her own narrative.

As with previous works where she drew inspiration from seminal text works like the Quran and the Cyrus Cylinder (ancient Persian text based artifact), The Blind Owl is an example of how Pouran uses literature to inform her practice. By using abstraction and repetitive patterning, she provides a visual experience that is left to the individual interpretation of the viewer.

Pouran Jinchi “The Blind Owl”
Date: September 18th – October 24th, 2013
Open: 10:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Friday)
Place: The Third Line
Address: Address: Street 6, Industrial area Al Quoz 3, Dubai
Tel: +971 4 341 1367

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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