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Cryptorealism and its founder Davood Roostaei

Davood Roostaei and cryptorealism

Shortly before the turn of the millennium, it appeared in the art literature and soon afterwards
a new concept of style in international art criticism and in the culture section of the major daily newspapers: "Cryptorealism”, understood as a variety of universal postmodernism. 
The creator of this new way of painting and seeing is Davood Roostaei,

a world artist from Iran, 
who, after fleeing Persia, initially lived and worked in Germany for fifteen years, 
before he moved to California in the USA in 2000. 
It is still difficult for art critics to understand that after all the artistic revolutions of the century, 

all of which originated from the West, 

Of all places, a magus from the deeply veiled and iconoclastic Orient enters the stage of world art: 
a wondrous painter in the guise of the Three Wise Men, preparing to
to revolutionize the painting style of the era once again and confidently disregard all the rules of postmodernism - to create a new style. 

Davood Roostaei, the pioneer of cryptorealism, provokes. And he knows how to provoke.

“Cryptorealism”  by art critic Prof. Dr. Phil. Hanns Theodor Flemming coined a term for the painting style that was brought to life by the artist Davood Roostaei in the early 1990s.

The individual elements are encrypted almost beyond recognition by the complexity of the image.

The dimensions of the image are not ignored either.

This allows viewers to discover additional encrypted elements by rotating the image.

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