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Mehdi Ghadyanloo  Tehran, Iran

'Logic of Metaphysics'
'Exploration of gravity'

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About Mehdi


Mehdi Ghadyanloo was born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran. After growing up near the agricultural fields in the suburbs of Tehran, Ghadyanloo studied at Tehran University’s College of Fine Arts and graduated with a BA in 2005. Subsequently he earned an MA in film studies from Tehran’s Teachers College (Tarbiyat-e Modarres). Known primarily for his gigantic trempe l’oeil style murals in central Tehran, Ghadyanloo also creates small scale paintings, with surreal and minimalistic themes. Through his works, Ghadyanloo opens a window into the mood of life in Iran today. At the same time, he provides an autobiographical perspective, portraying the landscapes of his youth, his memories of Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), and his life experience in the Islamic Republic. Although at times sombre and even suggestive of a failed utopia, Ghadyanloo’s work conveys hope that change can be effected, and it speaks with joy of what remains glorious in gloomy times.


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i like it

Super interesting

Looks a bit unfinished in its stark minimalism

horse with no name

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