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Size/35 x 50 cm
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Mehrdad Jafari

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1984

Iran

Iran

Artist’s Story

Mehrdad Jafari graduated from Shiraz University with a BA in Handicrafts in 2008 / Jafari translates the loss of reflection in humans into his mostly morbid illustrations / In his work anthropomorphic creatures consume themselves and others in eerie yet sensual compositions / One can see these collections of drawings and objects as his diaries; everything that Jafari encounters is translated into an illustrative style wherein anthropomorphic figures play the main characters, at times it even is the artist himself portrayed / In order to break free from the bitterness and failure of
everyday life, Jafari invents an imaginative world in which he experiences the freedom to create without ever compromising the truth / Jafari is intrigued by the fast consumption of society and the wastefulness that characterizes this / He sees possibilities and poetry in discarded objects and the memories those objects hold / Through art, Jafari reimagines concepts, conventions, and existence, finding a new definition through
analysis and internalization /

Full CV

Selected Exhibitions

2016 No Man’s Art Pop-Up Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 Fearless, Total Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2015 Fearless, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 Jealous, Dena Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 Angels, Saints and Co., Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 Cactus, Dena Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 The Dark Room, Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Hoom Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 7 Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Refuge, Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Advertising, Shiraz Cafe Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 (4-4), Behshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
2005 Zarif Art Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2004 Mani Art Gallery, Shiraz, Iran

Career Highlights

  • 2016 No Man’s Art Pop-Up Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 Fearless, Total Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE