Music of Letters
Panahi’s work reflects the combination of traditional and contemporary art in a carefully balanced equilibrium. It is a reflection of his rich background, eastern and western regard with a strong musical presence. Drawing inspiration from the Persian millenary poetic heritage, his pieces are often centred around a single theme. A word, a stanza or a single letter become the central protagonists of his different series, each one containing a myriad of creative possibilities.
Musicalligraphy is a conceptual notion. It appears gradually on the artwork, as we unveil layer upon layer of the sonorous and visual structures present in music and calligraphy.