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Tiba (Mohsen Tighbakhsh), Iranian artist, was born in 1968 in Tehran/Iran.

He grew up in an Iranian middle-class family. His father earned his money as an employee and devoted his free time to the family and his passion for art. Early on, Tiba found an enthusiasm for his father’s painting and tried to imitate him with his petite fingers. Tiba discovered the fun of using the brush and its gliding on the “magic” canvas and reached for the brush at the age of 6.

But the theatre also gave him great pleasure. For the school theatre he wrote his own plays, with which he won a regional and a national best prize in the school theater competition.

In 1979, a brutal and unexpected exchange rate occurred in Iran. An Islamic state of God replaced a constitutional monarchy. Very soon there was state arbitrariness and unpredictability towards cultural and artistic workers.

Tiba experienced his first confrontation with the new political system when he presented his first juvenile nude drawing in his school class in 1980. Because of this “sinful and immoral” art, he was banished from high school.

Shortly thereafter, the Iran-Iraq war broke out. From then on, it was all about the “holy” war. The wave of revolution overwhelmed the population. Like many others, the young Tiba was manipulated and joined the paramilitary militia of Iran (Basidsch) at the time of 13.

The authorities recognized his artistic talent and used it again and again. He was often tasked with depicting the face of the revolutionary leader.

At the age of 15, he had to go to the front of the fiery war. There he experienced six melancholy months. However, he survived the times and, upon his return, got to know the craft of carpet restorer and draughtsman.

Until 1993, Tiba earned his money by restoring carpets and drawing. He still spent his free time realizing ideas, painting pictures and dreaming of a new idea. One of his dreams since his youth was to master the art of skin painting (tattooing).

Tiba decided to dedicate his life entirely to art and left his homeland in 1993. He wanted to explore the West, educate himself and develop. In his homeland, the possibilities for intellectual and artistic activities were very limited.

While he continued to work as a professional carpet restorer in exile,
in parallel with technical knowledge about weaving technology. Over the years, it has developed into a

renowned and professional specialists in weaving technology of any kind. He was now able to integrate his extensive knowledge and learned techniques into his works of art in order to create new art styles.

The skin painting, which he has been working on since his youth, should now round off his expertise as the next learning phase.

Tiba starts tattooing on animal skin. He also mastered these skills so well that he opened his first tattoo studio in Berlin in 2006 and was able to establish himself in the scene after a short time. To this day, his Tattoo Studio in Berlin Charlottenburg is one of the best places to contact numerous celebrities and Tatto friends.

“Tiba is a creative and impulsive artist with heart and humility”.

It effortlessly passes from the abstract to the figurative and depicts characters and situations from everyday life and pop culture.

In recent years, he has been working on a new idea. He worked a globally rare concept that he creates himself

Has. A combination of drawing, painting and tattooing, all on rare and hand-woven kilims.

He uses his many years of experience from the world of Kilim carpets and connects worlds with each other. From image to image you can see the development. After a period of self-discovery, Tiba finally finds his unmistakable style.

In his final works, Tiba combines spirals with lines. Thus he develops a completely new art technique.

“The Spiralist” was born.

Und er will immer noch weiter und hört nicht auf, seine Technik zu perfektionieren. Er ist kontinuierlich auf der Suche nach neuen Ideen, die er auf Kelim-Teppichen verwirklichen kann.

Für Tiba ist die Malerei ein Mittel, um zu sich zurückzufinden. Er sieht sie wie eine Form der Spiritualität, wie eine Einladung, die Welt aus einer anderen Dimension zu sehen und sich nicht an einer „normalen“

And he still wants to go further and doesn’t stop perfecting his technique. He is constantly on the lookout for new ideas that he can realize on Kilim carpets.

For Tiba, painting is a means of finding its way back to itself. He sees it as a form of spirituality, like an invitation to see the world from another dimension and not to participate in a “normal”

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