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Maziar Mokhtari

Maziar was born in 1980 in Isfahan, Iran. He moved to Italy in 2004 and lives and works between the two countries.

In 2009 he obtained a B.A. in painting and M.A in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Mokhtari uses various media in his artistic experiences: photographic elaboration, video installations and site specific installations. He has extensively exhibited his works both in Italy and abroad in various exhibition spaces, including: Macro Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Maraya Art Center (Sharjah, UAE), Galleria Stux (NY, USA), Palazzo Triennale (Milan), Galleria Più (Bologna), Galleria Dino Morra (Naples).

The color yellow is customary in his works and takes him to the city of Isfahan, in Iran, where he was born and where he often returns. “I have seen that the city is moving towards monochrome colors. This observation was the starting point for a project called “Palimpsest”, which was the result of hours of wandering and photographing urban spaces and walls, forming a continuum in my visual research: in the process of creating my art, every experience followed my previous observations and was followed by visual expressions with the same rhythm, light. In addition to the independent relationship it has established with the space in which the work was created, each experience has added a new part to the whole of this yellow collection, and so the color yellow has become a personal language that develops in different places .”