Biography


REZA AZIMIAN, Born in 1977 in Hamadan, Iran, Reza Azimian is a self-taught painter whose. Major in sociology has become the focus of his professional career as an artist. Exploring our changing culture and its parallel effects on our identities and social conducts, Azimian has a distinctive way of expression; finding inspiration in what he finds in his surroundings and what he finds surfing the net. His findings on the net are not just limited to the at-hand images but also the experience concerned such as the inaccessibility of a site or the unloading of a page. These; however, are only the outer layer of his conscious apprehension of social issues. His Portraits series has an intense psychological mood on the notions of modern social engagements. And his Download series is focused on the concept of technology and how it interferes with our daily routine and inevitably our identity; both in the real physical and the virtual lives we lead. In his False Feeling, a sub-series to the Download series, he represents our unrelated and irrelevant thoughts and feelings to portray the psychic shocks and disorders that perhaps have affected us all. He reveals a segment that deals with his mental obsession, creating a sense of loneliness that he associates with the speeding advancement of technology and its effects on society and individuals. Having tried different media, Azimian believes that it is only through oil that he can achieve the kind of end results that he is after the portrayal of what he thinks is consciously or unconsciously the concern of all. Azimian lives and works in Hamadan, an old mountainous city in Iran. In recent years, his works have been exhibited widely, exposed in art fairs worldwide, and placed in prominent collections inside and outside Iran.

Solo Exhibitions: 2014 Reset, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2012 False Feelings, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2009 The Steps Gallery, London, UK. 2008 Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2005 Sheys Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 9102 Timeless Theme of the Persian Perspective, Dominican University Of California, California, CA. 2017 To save children, Group exhibition, Pardis mellat gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2017 Fundraiser gala at the Metreon, San Francisco, California, CA. 2017 Moms Against Poverty (map) organizations how, MIM gallery, Los angeles, California, CA. 2017 Motif of horse, in contemporary Iranian painting, Pardis mellat gallery, Tehran,Iran. 2017 Group exhibition with 55 artists, mah art gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2014 Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, NY. 2012 First annual exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2012 Assar Artists’ Annual Group Exhibition, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2011 Assar Artists’ Annual Group Exhibition, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2011 Magic of Persia, Shortlist Exhibition, Dubai, UAE. 2009 101 Oil and Its Aftermath, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2007 Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2007 Mahe Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2003 Youth Art, Second Visual Art Experimental festival, Tehran, Iran. Art Fairs 2015 ArtInternational Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 Art Moscow, Russia, Moscow. 2012 Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010 Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010 Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE AT Auction. 2009 Christies Dubai. 2011 Tehran Auction.


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