Habib Farajabadi


Habib Farajabadi uses all sorts of tools to compose his acrylic paintings, things such as nails, wood stock, forks and hair brush, without ever dispensing the regular paint brush. Now and then, these marks suggests something of hieroglyphic signs, ancient calligraphies, letters of non-existing alphabets. Farajabadi works on both sides of the canvas, even if much of the surface is left raw and visible. Where there is a conscious choice of using color, he’s not economical: the artist often prefers bright, strident tones. His acrylic brushstrokes remind, in their texture and ludic colours, childish chalk; either that or the canvas is taken by a dark atmosphere. The color black is always present, sometimes as dominating hue, others supporting a colourful composition, something even more present in the rawness of his drawings. Also a sculptor, Farajabadi works mainly with wood and plywood, on which additional elements are incorporated, creating, sometimes, a contrast between the colourful bodies of his pieces and its menacing heads. Habib Farajabadi was born in 1982 in Iran and he lives and works in Tehran.

Exhibited art

10 Blue Series 2022

01 2021

Untitled #3 2016

10 blue series 2022

About artwork

charcoal and acrylic on linen
205 x 175 cm 80 2/3 x 69 in unframed


About artwork

charcoal and acrylic on linen
80 x 100 cm 31 1/2 x 39 1/3 in unframed

Untitled #3

About artwork

2016 mixed media on wood 210 x 70 x 42 cm
82 2/3 x 27 1/2 x 16 1/2 in unframed

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