Habib Farajabadi

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Biography

The Iranian artist Habib Farajabadi (b. 1982) lives and works in Tehran. As a self-trained artist, Farajabadi explores abstraction mainly through the traditional media of painting, drawing and sculpture. He paints exclusively with acrylic and applies several available tools such as nails, wood stock, forks and hair brush next to the regular paint brush. The marks left by these tools disguise now and then as vague hieroglyphic signs, ancient calligraphy, letters of non-existing alphabet, sometimes even suggesting a figure. Much of the canvas is left raw and visible, while not infrequently we can detect exposed amendments or folds on the cloth. Farajabadi’s drawings, as his paintings, reveal a moving balance between strong, highly defined lines and soft areas of paint application. His sculptures are mainly made of wood, on which additional elements are incorporated. Also here the artist leaves traces of his 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

2020

Merely Stand up in the Town, TW Fine Art, Queensland (Australia)


2019

Monotone, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Habib Farajabadi, Etemad gallery 1 & 2, Tehran (Iran)


2018

Vis-à-vis, Dastan +2, Tehran (Iran)

Mono Extreme, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2016

How Black, Dastan +2, Tehran (Iran)


2015

Bright Veil Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2014

Unnamable, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)

Rummage, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai (Arab Emirates)


2013

On paper series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2012

Titbits series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2011

Pinch series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2010

Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg (Sweeden)


Group Exhibitions

2018

3x Sculpture, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Cultural Narratives, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (Arab Emirates)


2017

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


2016

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

Fearless, Total Arts Courtyard Gallery, Dubai (Arab Emirates)

Fearless, Lajevardi Collection Gallery, Tehran (Iran)

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


2015

Visual Dialogues, Total Arts Courtyard, Dubai (Arab Emirates)

Good news from Iran, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai (Arab Emirates)


2014

The Other Side of Visibility, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai (Arab Emirates)

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


2013

2nd year of national paintings, Iranian art forum, Tehran (Iran)

Drawing week 1, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2012

Words Unveiled, Geneva (Switzerland)

Next Generation, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Zurich (Switzerland)


2011

Alternative calligraphy, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran (Iran)


2010

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


2009

Good 50×70, La Triennale di Milano, Milan (Italy)

Dr.Sandouzi, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran (Iran)