Almost Hypnotic

The unique paintings of Bobak Etminani give those of us in the West a glimpse into a cultural tradition thousands of years old and shaken to its roots by the globalization of contemporary art. Widely acclaimed in Iran where he has taught and lived for the past decade, this successful artist has created an exciting […]

The Man from Tehran

BY Richard Rhodes, Editor of the Canadian Art Magazine, January 2008 IT WAS AN UNLIKELY VENUE for top-notch abstract painting—a wood-panelled basement rec room on the northern edge of Toronto—and an unlikely artist too: Bobak Etminani from Tehran. The visit to the basement was prompted by a phone call a month earlier: “Hello, I am […]