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Mehdi FarhadianSEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 2, 2016

Sanctums of Decision

Richard Taittinger Gallery is honored to present Sanctums of Decision, the first solo exhibition in the United States of Iranian artist, Mehdi FarhadianHaving represented Iran in the 2015 Venice Biennale, Farhadian is broadly recognized as a leading artist of the new contemporary scene of Tehran.

The artist’s intricately detailed portrayals of interior spaces and gardens integrate abstract and figurative features to create dreamlike, visually stunning scenes, inhabited by people and animals engaged in enigmatic acts. Farhadian’s personal style fuses realistic, expressive and fictional narratives, providing a potent vehicle for his highly personal subject matters. This typically demonstrates his deep concern for Iranian contemporary history.

This exhibition features Farhadian’s recent work,  which encourages a reconsideration of figurative painting in contemporary art. Drawing from the lushness of nineteenth-century European painting traditions and imbuing them with local specificity, ethereal qualities, and distinctly Iranian elements, these paintings reinvigorate representational art while simultaneously ushering beauty back into contemporary painting.

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Mehdi Farhadian’s paintings effectively integrate abstract and figurative features to create dreamlike, visually stunning landscapes and city views, inhabited by people and animals commonly engaged in enigmatic acts. His personal style fuses realistic, expressive and fictional narratives, providing a potent...

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Installation Views

Harper’s Bazaar: Sanctums of Decision

Some cities were meant to be painted. There is the London of JMW Turner, the Nice of Matisse, and the Deflt of Vermeer. When thinking of painterly cities that have inspired works of art, Tehran hardly comes to ming. But in Mehdi Farhadian’s exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York this fall, Tehran comes to life in vivid fashion on canvas.

ODD: Sanctums of Decision by Mehdi Farhadian

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