ANEH MOHAMMAD TATARI:
A DANCE FOR GOD

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
25 MARCH–21 APRIL 2002

Aneh Mohammad Tatari was born in Turkmen Sahra in the north-eastern steppes of Iran, and his work reflects the tribal, mystical and colourful world of his homeland.

His canvases are a happy mélange of styles, reminiscent of Iranian miniatures, his Central Asian roots, and Fauvist images.

Figurative scenes – of domestic life, nomad encampments or mystical figures – verge on the abstract, often framed by indecipherable phrases and prayers.