Mystery is the essential element of Iranian art, seeking not the pursuit of "truth" but the yearning for "astonishment" and immersion within oneself. The mesmerizing twists and turns of the images and fantastical lines resonate not with a quest for discovery or representation, but rather carry the influence of a mysterious creator who remains elusive, transcending fixed locations and assuming identities from the whole...

...Throughout his artistic endeavors, Mohammad Tabatabaei has consistently sought to discover and create that very tradition within the modern world, exemplified in this artwork brimming with figures resembling one another in its entirety yet exhibiting a fresh interplay in their individual parts, bewildering and suspended in spiraling motion.

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