Painting Contemporary Myths

Reza Hedayat is the painter of myths. He is fascinated with the imaginative world of Iranian literature, folklore and legends which engage his unconscious mind. His art is also influenced by Persian carpets’ motifs and symbolism where he paints trees, flowers, animals and people in harmonious coexistence in color and form. Although Hedayat’s visual language is simplified, yet it narrates complex stories from the past and present. He states: “ Literature is a medium of imagination…it is about creativity and visualization…our literature is very inspirational …Shah Nameh and books by Saadi and Nezami are all great sources for the artists.”

Images by: Reza Hedayat © Written by Roshanak Keyghobadi, 2019. This text cannot be quoted, translated or published in part or as a whole without Roshanak Keyghobadi’s permission.

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