Pouran Jinchi is an Iranian-born, New York–based artist who borrows from her home culture’s traditions of literature and calligraphy to pursue her own aesthetic investigations.

Having been trained in calligraphy, she finds the relation between words and forms, often employing a mixture of calligraphy and abstract expressionism that intertwines Islamic geometry, Iranian traditions and contemporary aesthetics. Her charcoal work on paper, Night (3), was collected by Farmboy Fine Arts for the Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The fine art collection includes over 125 original works from more than 25 artists.

Pouran Jinchi’s works are furthermore represented in prominent institutional collections such as The Metropolitan Museum, New York; Pratt Institute, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Federal Reserve Bank, NY; Farjam Collection, Dubai, and several major and international corporate collections. The artist has also been involved in several solo exhibitions in New York, Dubai, Japan and beyond.

NEXT is an ongoing series of profiles of emerging and established contemporary fine artists whose work Farmboy Fine Arts has acquired, commissioned, or proposed in previous projects.

Pouran Jinchi - Night (3)

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