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Electronic drawings by Sadaf Kiani Abbassian

March 15, 1999
The Iranian

"This collection is the result of my daily work with the computer; I'm a graphic artist," says Sadaf Kiani Abbassian, whose electronic drawings below were on exhibit at Gallery Golestan in Tehran last month. "Instead of a pencil, I have have used the computer mouse, thus the slight vibrations in the lines which add special energy to the drawings, I think."


I can just see them, each one of them, in their stylish homes and apartments in upper Tehran. Modern, above middle class, even rich. They are not religious in the traditional sense, but they are intrigued by sufism. They listen to Beethoven and Shajarian. They travel to remote areas of Iran, something they would never have done 25 years ago. They have casual relationships amongst themselves. They carry on with life at a slow, steady pace. They are not easily shocked. They often read and try to write poetry. They read Hemingway, in English. They prefer Europe to the U.S. Yet they are deeply Iranian.


Sadaf Kiani Abbassian has a BA in graphic arts from Tehran University's college of arts. She has held three individual and three group exhibits in Tehran's galleries since 1994. She currently runs her own graphic design company, Gira. Below are her most recent art work. These can be purchased. If you are interested, click here.

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