In 1956, the old neighbourhood of Ghale Tabare( Tabbarrouk), one of
the innumerable old neighbourhoods of ‘half of the world’, Isfahan,
had the honour to be the birthplace of an artist who has been able
to revivify a part of the missing and taken into oblivion ancient
history of Persia (Iran) and it is while the artist had never
benefited from any help, training, and even a brief manuscript or a
book narrating the features he had shown in his works and applied
for them; in other words, Majid Khalilian, the artist all the above
mentioned and all the following are about him, has been able to
create his artistic works just by benefiting from his creative
inspiration and brilliant talent which is like an unspoiled spring
for having no master.
A brief look, even a non-expert one, will involuntarily connect the
viewer’s mind to the ancient time in the past of Persia which its
glory is still proverbial in the world.
The self-taught artist has spent his childhood playing with clay by
Cheshme Bagherkhan (Bagherkhan spring) in his birthplace and it was
just playing with clay that caused sculpture flows from his mind
like flowing springs.
His creative and dynamic mind not only has been inspiring to him and
his hands for creating sculptures that each of them is like a
narrator narrating the missing thousand-year history of Persia, but
also has helped him to create valuable works in the field of
painting ( Fauvism style) and music.
He created his first artistic work in 1983 and from that time on,
his hands have been a rider riding on the back of the wild horse of
his enthusiastic mind in the hidden past of the art and history of
the Persian in the ancient time especially the time of Achaemenians
to be the creator of the artistic works such as mythical creatures,
horned lion, the Sun’s torso, gazelles, mythical winged bulls and
horses, fat-burning lights, goblets, the god’s sculptures,
sculptures of the good and the bad, and many others that none of
them has been created by any other artists in the world.
Majid Khalilian may be likened to a poet whose works have the
elements all other poets benefit from them in their works, although
no other poets has mixed these elements in the way he has done to
create work of heart.
The indefatigable wild horse of his mind is still galloping in the
broad geography of the thousand-year history of Persia and at the
end of each journey which is the morning of each night his hands are
full of souvenirs he himself has created during those nights that
the people of his land were deep in sleep and now that they look at
them conceive that they have travelled thousands of years back and
are watching their missing ancient history with their proper eyes.