Maktab-e Heart. Hasan Golbon. 120 x 180 cm. Collage.
He was born in 1964 and started to work as an artist since 1984. He was chosen by the Ministry of Art and Culture as the Vice President of the Administration in Fars Province for five years. Afterwards he started his gallery (Golbon Gallery) in 2006. Golbon Gallery has had several exhibitions in different European countries such as Germany, Italy and France from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 Golbon Gallery and Paradise Gallery joined and started to work under the new name of Shiraz Art Gallery. Shiraz Art Gallery is the official organizer of Shiraz Art Expo since 2010.
Hassan Golbon’s collage artworks have been exhibited in several exhibitions inside Iran from 2006 to 2010 and two of his artworks were chosen in the National Farabi Art Festival to be presented in the National Iranian Contemporary Art Museum. In his last exhibition he attended the World Expo in 2010 as the representative of Iran’s Contemporary Art, in Malaysia Art Expo in 2011 and he had a solo exhibition in Los Angles, USA recently. His collage artworks since first presented in Tehran Art Expo in 2006 have received much attention inside Iran, and his original artwork is displayed in museums and galleries.
During the last few thousand years in Iran the nomadic women have produced the hand-woven crafts from carpet to the other products. The patterns of the crafts have been passed from mothers to daughters and they have remained loyal to the original patterns throughout these years, but the colors are made richer based on the experience of the weaver. Golbon in his artworks has tried to promote this historical Middle Eastern art with both Pre-Islamic and Islamic theme in a modern look. He has used this local art in his artworks by combining and renewing these nomadic hand-woven crafts as the material of his artworks with the techniques in the Iranian miniature and the Persian and Islamic patterns. He has tried to combine these three arts through a unique technique and present it to the art lovers. He has combined the art of Persian nomads combined with Persian miniature using the Persian and Islamic patterns which have up to 7000 years of history behind it in his artworks.
The feature of this technique is that he has removed the common drawing tools and instruments in his artworks and moreover, all the materials and substances used are local. In fact, his artworks are a compilation of several valuable types of Iranian art in Collage technique which itself can be considered as an innovation.
The new direction that he is willing to take is to expand the scope of this art and present it in both a fashionable and conventional manner, thereby extending the number of art lovers attracted towards his art. He believes that his art can be a replica to the traditional Persian carpet with a new and more modern look. Since becoming a full-time artist, Hassan Golbon has created well over 100 artworks,