Artist who searches for the essence
This is just one of the stunning pictures you can see if you visit the Casa de la Cultura in La Orotava between now and November 21st.
It is the work of Hossein Ghavaedy who was born in Tehran, Iran in 1956 but has made Tenerife his home since the year 2000.
His new exhibition features other fascinating pieces to get you thinking and talking.
Hossein says: “My aesthetic could be defined as a search for the essence of everything.”
This talented artist used to be an officer in the air force and served as a military pilot. However, he left his country in 1981, refusing to co-operate in the war between Iran and Iraq, coming through Pakistan to Europe, specifically to Madrid, in 1982.
He began his art studies in several private schools. Fate brought him to Frankfurt, Germany, where he continued his training at such prominent institutions as the Faculty of Fine Arts Städel, under the direction of Nicole van den Plaas and Bernhard Jäger.