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LONDON

Howard Griffin Gallery

Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Spaces Of Hope

MEHDI GHADYANLOOMetamorphosis Lighting2015, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 300 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Howard Griffin Gallery, London. 

State-approved murals have lauded heroes and maligned enemies of Iran’s Islamic Revolution since its earliest days; conversely, for over a decade, Tehrani street artists have been creating murals that are frequently critical of contemporary Iranian society, risking arrest and even incarceration. Mehdi Ghadyanloo operates for neither side. Although he has created more than 100 government-sanctioned public artworks in Tehran, they are…

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