Featured Work Pouran Jinchi
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    Pouran Jinchi, Noon 1, 2012, mixed media on Okawara paper, 74 x 39 inches (188 x 99.1 cm). Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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    POURAN JINCHI: Dawn, Noon and Night at Art Projects International, New York, 2012
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    Pouran Jinchi, Noon 2, 2012, mixed media on Gampi paper, 38 x 25 inches (96.5 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Night 1 (detail), 2011, mixed media on Yatsuo paper, 37 x 25 inches (94 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Night 2 (detail), 2011, mixed media on Yatsuo paper, 37 x 25 inches (94 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Night 3 (detail), 2011, mixed media on Yatsuo paper, 37 x 25 inches (94 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Night 4 (detail), 2011, mixed media on Yatsuo paper, 37 x 25 inches (94 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Dawn 2 (detail), 2011, mixed media on Chartham paper, 38 x 25 inches (96.5 x 63.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Prayer Stones 2, 2012, collection of 53 works
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    Pouran Jinchi, Prayer Stones, 2011, collection of eight works
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    Pouran Jinchi, Prayer Stone 1, 2011
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    Pouran Jinchi, Prayer Stone 2, 2011
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    Pouran Jinchi, Prayer Stone 7, 2011
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    Pouran Jinchi, Tajvid Painting Blue (detail), 2009, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Tajvid Painting Green (detail), 2009, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Tajvid Painting Yellow (detail), 2009, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Tajvid Red (detail), 2009, ink on paper, 156 x 53 inches (396.2 x 134.6 cm). Collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY.
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    Pouran Jinchi, Virgool, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Saaken, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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    16 paintings from Pouran Jinchi's Alef series, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm) each.
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    Pouran Jinchi, Pe-P, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Che-CH, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, zâl-Z, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, qaf-G, 2004, mixed media on canvas, 5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled #15, 2010, ink and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #98-1), 1998, mixed media on canvas, 46 x 36 inches (117 x 91.4 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #99-2), 1999, mixed media on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #99-13), 1999, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #99-12), 1999, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #99-4), 1999, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #99-14), 1999, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (Poetry #96-5), 1996, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 33 inches (121.9 x 83.8 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (#A4), detail, 2001, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Untitled (#A6), 2001, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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    Pouran Jinchi, Ruba'iyat Series #5, 1995, mixed media on canvas paper, 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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    Right: Installation view of Pouran Jinchi's Ruba'iyat Series #5 (1995).

Pouran Jinchi is an Iranian-born, New York artist who borrows from her home culture's traditions of literature and calligraphy to pursue her own aesthetic investigations. Early Poetry paintings are both abstract and literal presentations of poems. Texts are morphed beyond recognition into flowing, anthropomorphic shapes. Having been trained in calligraphy, she finds the relation between words and forms, natural or non-objective, deeply intertwined. In Jinchi’s recent work, viewers will appreciate her increasingly detailed focus on the form of language as subject matter.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently acquired Noon 1 (2012), a major work on paper that was first exhibited in Pouran Jinchi's 2012 solo exhibition at Art Projects International in New York. Her work is also represented in major collections such as 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; and Farjam Collection, Dubai.

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