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Mehdi Ghadyanloo - Mirage of Redemption

Mehdi Ghadyanloo - Mirage of Redemption

Mehdi Ghadyanloo was born in 1981 and is a prolific painter and illustrator from Iran. With over 14 years experience, he is known for creating groundbreaking wall paintings.

  • Artist: Mehdi Ghadyanloo
  • Exhibition Opening Date: 22.08.2014
  • Time: 18:00
  • Place: Galleri GEO
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Couple of flicks from the opening of "Mehdi Ghadyanloo "Mirage Of Redemption" Opening night

Posted by Galleri GEO on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A breathtaking new exhibition “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo will make its exclusive debut at Galleri GEO in Norway. The 20 piece series is inspired by human life, and traverses both history and race. The exhibition seeks to uncover the truth of hope, through Ghadyanloo's unique lens and technique. Known for combining minimal architectural spaces with surreal scenes, Ghadyanloo is a visionary and proponent of possibility following his contemporary artwork in Tehran.

In this unprecedented exhibition, which features 10 pieces of canvas and 10 resin works - the theme of redemption is explored. Freedom of redemption has always been desired. However, pursuit of the ancient desire can manifest into human tragedy. The catastrophic destiny of mankind – often written before time, embedded in a game and seemingly lost from the beginning – can translate as a myth of failure. The subsequent mirage of happiness presents a reading of human condition which seeks to find out - when on the precipice of destiny, where do we stand with all of our hopes and effort.

Mehdi Ghadyanloo was born in 1981 and is a prolific painter and illustrator from Iran. With over 14 years experience, he is known for creating groundbreaking wall paintings. Studying both painting and animation, Ghadyanloo has produced more than a hundred murals in Iran. Using two specific techniques for the show, the canvas pieces were primarily sketched on paper, then recreated by specific software which studies light and form. Artwork is then translated onto canvas with acrylic and oils. Ghadyanloo’s resin pieces are photographs that have been suspended in resin after an intricate process of printing, painting and slicing.