Mural artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo creates huge works on art on public spaces in Iran.
Muralists and street artists are generally thought of at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to art. This is a little ironic, since they are out there trying to make the world a more beautiful place, but unfortunately I didn’t make the rules.
Street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is not only changing that perception, but also changing the face of the Iranian capital Tehran, by covering the public city walls in breathtaking art.
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The 34-year-old artist says that his goal is to create a ‘utopia of sorts’ and that one of his main influences is the Iran-Iraq war where hundreds of thousands of young Iranian men died. He was commissioned by the Iranian Government 10 years ago to create artwork around the city, and hasn’t stopped since.
Whether or not you are a fan of outdoor murals, you can’t deny that Ghadyanloo’s art is pretty gorgeous, and definitely adds something to the cityscape of Tehran.
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