SABZI – Iranian artist, Sabzi’s paintings resonate both Eastern and Western philosophies. His rich Persian heritage provides him with ancient images, sentimental Persian themes and memories of innocence. The Western source of influence comes from the modernism of Cezanne and Matisse. Sabzi’s subjects are almost always women; beautiful, graceful, taciturn and lugubrious, they reflect solitude. The women of Sabzi’s paintings are Madonna’s, modern goddesses and martyred saints whose elongated forms suggest instability and internal conflict.