Parham GhalamdarThe Conduit, London 20 Jul - 16 Oct 2020 The ConduitWorkplace Foundation is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in London of Iranian artist Parham Ghalamdar. Painted in intense acidic colour, surreal forms and structures inhabit desolate and empty landscapes. Uncanny and strange these objects adhere to rigorous placement, assimilating elements drawn from a diverse range of Western and Middle-Eastern Art History such as Caravaggio, Goya, Bouguereau, Soviet Socialist realism, graffiti, pop culture and traditional Persian miniatures.
Parham GhalamdarWORKPLACE FOUNDATION GATESHEAD 18 Jan - 13 Mar 2020Parham Ghalamdar’s works switch between the aesthetics of realism and the cartoon. Through this absurdist strategy Ghalamdar obfuscates narrative enabling the painting to stand alone, resistant to a didactic reading. The considered, rational structuring of his paintings stand as a counterpoint to the oppressive weight of dogmatic ideology that Parham experienced in his homeland.