Since the 17th October, the Robert Harvey exposition centre, found in CEIP Ntra Sra de la Candeleria in Benagalbón, has held the spatial architecture project by Ahmad Ghoreishi. He says that from an educative perspective, it’s very complex to define the concept of “space” for the children; due to this, the installation hopes to be useful in order to demonstrate this definition in visual form, and as the fundamental principal of architecture.
“The concept of space is something that has been studied for a long time. The definition that interests me is the one in which the perception of space is understood only when it is occupied by a presence or object”, says the author.
In the exposition, the element that occupies the space is a wooden structure that is assembled in the middle the room. A new spatial organisation of the room is created in a certain way, where the limits of the volume are defined by the black colour applied to different surfaces of the structure. In this way, the spectators and students can have a clearer mental notion of its form and volume.
“The installation doesn’t try to be defined by planes and materials, but by a wire structure to create a space in movement. Here the surrounding space of the room is integrated into the space of the exposed structure, nothing terminates in itself, and everything is a continuity of the rest. Because of this, the black lines that demarcate the volume continue over the floor and climb the walls of the room, where they are united with other wooden lines and strips illuminated in colour that cover the whole surface of the wall. New perspectives and an emotional scenery of space are created’ explains Ghoreishi.
About the autor
Ahmad Ghoreishi has been in Spain since 1983, for nearly 30 years, but he was born in the historic city of Isfahan in Iran, in 1946. It is there where he spent his childhood and teenage years, and where his interest for art and architecture was born. As he says himself, surrounded by architectural monuments and where he got to know prestigious local artists of the art elite. He was trained professionally as an architect in the Superior Technical School of Architecture in the University of Tehran, in Iran. His studies and investigations dig deeply into the traditional architecture of Iran.
Once in Spain, he combined his work with painting, but without distancing himself from architecture and much less from poetry, to which he dedicates some publications. Some years after arriving in Malaga, he exhibited his architectural and pictorial work in the Colegio de Arquitectos (Architects College), under the direction of Tecla Lumbreras.
He has more than 20 individual exhibitions and more than 30 collective, in rooms of public institutions and art galleries such as Henarte in Malaga and Doble Helis in Sevilla. Of his exhibitions, two are especially memorable for the writer of the Spanish article. One of these coincided with his piece of artwork being exhibited after Ghoreishi’s; in the Galería Art-Gea in Torremolinos, run by the endearing Pilar Bernabéu who is also a painter and manager of a unique gallery which was, and still is, an extension of the Ateneo in Malaga. The other was here, in Rincón, in the Casa fuerte Bezmiliana.