Mohsen Ahmadvand

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1982, Mohsen Ahmadvand received his BA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University. He prefers drawing over painting for its efficiency and directness. His satirical themes are a mix of present-day events acted out by characters extracted from the past. The details in his works demonstrate the influence of Persian miniature painting. The artist participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Iran, France, London, Dubai, China and the USA. Ahmadvand’s style is distinctive, first of all, for its graphical prowess, its surrealist accents mixed with mythological elements, his ability to convey threedimensional form through his line work, the subtly comedic arrangements of his collages. It is as if ancient myths have gotten a make-over so as to abide by the darkness of present times.