Mehdi Ghadyanloo folding his arms

Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Site-specific surrealism steeped in hopeful allegory.

"Art can speak of hope by touching the hearts of those who see it.”

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is best known for his site-specific, dreamlike murals full of socio-political symbolism. The minimalist compositions depict atmospheric scenes of people and architecture, with a soft colour palette of sandy tones that resemble the urban and rural landscape of Iran. Alongside his public art, Ghadyanloo works in his studio across printmaking, sculpture and painting on canvas. His de...

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Mehdi Ghadyanloo was born in 1981 in Karaj, Iran, and now lives and works in London, UK.


In 2016, Ghadyanloo became the first artist commissioned by both Iran and the USA since the Iranian revolution in 1979. In total, he has now painted over 100 public murals for the Utopian Tehran Project.

At auction

His painting Finding Hope (Diptych) was purchased in an auction at Sotheby's, London for $42,927 in 2019.

Collaborations with Mehdi Ghadyanloo