Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Project Space


Press release

Mehdi Ghadyanloo, who began his career making public art, is considered one of the leading artists in the Middle East. Known in particular for his monumental trompe-l'œil murals in downtown Tehran, Ghadyanloo also creates works on canvas with surrealist and minimalist themes, like waking dreams, evoking René Magritte or Giorgio de Chirico. 

In recent work shown in Almine Rech’s project space in Paris, Ghadyanloo has created a mysterious series of closed spaces, playgrounds, geometrical cubes, spiral staircases, and architectural environments.