The main characteristic of my recent works is the companionship of simple and ordinary elements which at the same time convey the sense of complexity and nostalgia. These elements are influenced by my surrounding social and political situations. The reflection of these situations can also be experienced by the presence of empty spaces. Dance of these empty spaces in each composition - to inspire the mind and raise some questions - is similar to an unleashed attack of lunacy to penetrate and conquer the soul.
Biography: Mehrdad Khataei Date of Birth: 11/08/1976 EDUCATION: Azad University of Tehran, M.A. Fine Art, 2001 Azad University of Tehran, B.A. Fine Art, 1999 Fine Art High school of Tehran, High school Diploma, 1995 TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Tehran Fine Art University, Since 2001 Tehran Al-Zahra University, 2001-2003 Tehran Fine Art High school, 1997-2004 Morakab Siah Institute of Fine Art, Since 2005 Aria Institute of Fine Art, 2003-2004 PRINCIPAL SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2008, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2007, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2006, Painting Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Galley, Tehran, Iran 2005, Painting Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Galley, Tehran, Iran PRINCIPAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2008, Drawing and Painting Group Exhibition, Niavaran Art and Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran 2008, Participating in Painting Biennial, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran 2007, Participating in expo of China 2007, Participating in 1st Printmaking Biennial, Tehran, Iran 2007, Printmaking Group Exhibition, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2005, Printmaking Group Exhibition, Artist’s House Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2003, Group Exhibition of Al-Zahra University Professors, Bahman Art and Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran PRINCIPAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS: 2009, Participating in the UAMO festival, Munich, Germany 2009, Participating in IX edition of the International Biennial of Engraving "Premio Acqui", Italia 2008, Participating in 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 2008, International ' The Money Myth ' Exhibition, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia AWARDS: 2009, Selected at the UAMO festival, Munich, Germany 2009, Selected at IX edition of the International Biennial of Engraving "Premio Acqui", Italia 2008, Selected and Appreciation in 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 2007, Selected in Manifest International Drawing Annual Exhibition, Ohio, USA 2000, Appreciation in Drawing Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 1999, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 1997, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art RESEARCHES and PUBLICATIONS: 1. Study on colors of flower and bird in Iranian Miniature and it's apply in contemporary figurative painting ( Thesis of B.A ) 2. Study on Eastern art, specifically painting and it's relation with the Art of Zen.( Thesis of M.A ) 3. Selection of Drawing and Printmaking Works PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: International Mezzotint Society Iranian painters Association
Country: Islamic Republic of Iran
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