Spaces Of Hope, 2016

Mehdi Ghadyanloo

  • Mehdi Ghadyanloo, an emerging star in the international art community, has become widely known for painting surrealist city-scale murals in his native Tehran, and his Greenway mural represents his American debut. Ghadyanloo worked as a farmer before studying Painting at the University of Tehran. After graduation in 2004, Ghadyanloo answered an open call from the Municipality of Tehran’s Beautification Bureau to promote public art in the city. Ghadyanloo submitted 10 proposals for murals, all hope-filled utopian designs that played with gravity and perspective. He was selected to paint all 10 and went on to paint more than 100 murals between 2005 and 2012. Today, Ghadyanloo is pursuing public art projects and exhibiting his work internationally.