Habib Farajabadi

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Biography

Habib Farajabadi was born 1982 in Iran and currently lives and works in the country’s capital, Tehran. As a self-trained artist, Farajabadi explores abstraction mainly through the traditional media of painting, drawing and sculpture. He paints exclusively with acrylic. Much of the canvas is left raw and visible and not infrequently we can detect exposed amendments or folds on the cloth. His drawings, as his paintings, reveal a moving balance between strong, highly defined lines and soft areas of paint application. Farajabadi’s sculptures are mainly made of wood, on which additional elements are incorporated. The artist leaves traces of his material handling with the surface, so that we encounter nails, scratches and glimpses of left-over paint. These traces of rough editing are intensified by a deliberate input of color. Farajabadi’s work has been exhibited in Iran, Germany, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and USA.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Monotone, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


2018

Vis-à-vis, Dastan +2, Tehran

Mono Extreme, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


2016

How Black, Dastan +2, Tehran


2015

Bright Veil Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2014

Unnamable, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran

Rummage, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai


2013

On paper series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2012

Titbits series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2011

Pinch series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2010

Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg


Group Exhibitions

2018

3x Sculpture, GNYP Gallery, Berlin

Cultural Narratives, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai


2017

Bech Risvig Collection, Huset for Kunst Og Design, Holstebro, Denmark


2016

Magic of Persia Prominent Artists Exhibition, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Fearless, Total Arts Courtyard Gallery, Dubai

Fearless, Lajevardi Collection Gallery, Tehran

Fearless: The Next Wave of Artists from Iran, O Gallery, Tehran


2015

Visual Dialogues, Total Arts Courtyard, Dubai

Good news from Iran, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai


2014

The Other Side of Visibility, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai

Magic of Persia Prominent Artists Exhibition, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles


2013

2nd year of national paintings, Iranian art forum, Tehran

Drawing week 1, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2012

Words Unveiled, Geneva, Switzerland

Next Generation, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Zurich


2011

Alternative calligraphy, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


2010

The Fifth Annual New Generation Painters, Homa Art Gallery in Parrdis mellat, Tehran


2009

Good 50×70, La Triennale di Milano, Milan

Dr.Sandouzi, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran