Fereydoon Omidi

Fereydoon Omidi

Fereydoon Omidi is an Iranian painter born in May 1967, in Roudbar, Iran. 

I went to art school and studied graphic design. In my youth, I began to learn different painting skills. I went to Azad University, central branch of Tehran in 1989 and received my master degree in painting in 1998. Since then, I have been teaching at the university and have been committed to my own painting.

I love painting and enjoy other arts for it encourages the refinement of the human spirit which leads to a better quality of life. I have a vivid imagination and am a fervent experimentalist; how to use tools and mediums has always been a major concern of mine. Coincidence is something that I welcome in my works. I have also always appreciated the new developments in the art of calligraphy, eager to meet pioneering artists in the field. As I seek new methods to improve my works, I have been focusing on how to incorporate Persian calligraphy with contemporary painting techniques. Specifically, I work with oils on canvas, applying large quantities of paint using a painting-knife. My painting process often involves me creating letters, then trying to disfigure them and transform them from their initial decorative shapes. The most important thing for me in my paintings is to shock the viewers at first sight, amuse them in the next stage by creating a visual power through repetition of lines. Linear forms of repetition, accumulation and dispersion of letters create a distinctive rhythm and motion, creating unique motifs. Dimensions and depth, instead, are achieved through the contrast between negative spaces and prominent lines. I have always dreamt of big works and love different technics and colors in my work experience, the technics which could make our living space more stylized. In the contemporary world, an artist does not work without the influence of his surrounding, therefore, the events around him can affect him and his works.

Calligraphy and handwriting are abstract elements. They are known as a sign and they are demonstrated in some forms of it by “Siah-Mashgh” through repetition and creation of rhythm. Linear forms of repetition, accumulation and dispersion of letters on a time or together, would create rhythm and motion and it has its own rhythm and some other places the rhythm of repeating lines, establishes motifs and thickness, and application of paints would add to the consistency of form and having hollow space and prominent lines would add to the depth and dimension of the art work.

 

EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITIONS:

  • Fereydoun Ave Gallery, (1995)
  • Fereydoun Ave Gallery, (1996)
  • Fereshteh Gallery Collection of plants, (1998)
  • Barg Gallery 4 Painters 4 Gallery, (2000)
  • Azad Designers Gallery (painting on plates), (2001)
  • Iranian Artist’s House Gallery Installation and Video Art, (2001)
  • Iranian Artist’s House, (2002)
  • Collage Iranian Artist’s House, Tehran, (2003)
  • Square Iranian Artist’s House, Tehran, (2004)
  • Tehran Gallery, (2006)
  • Calligraphy Fereydoun Ave Gallery, (2007)
  • Calligraphy Fereydoun Ave Gallery, (2008)
  • XVA Gallery Dubai, (2008)
  • Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, (2009)
  • Studio Plano Gallery, Venice, (2009)
  • Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, (2010)
  • Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, (2012)
  • XVA Gallery, Dubai, (2012)
  • Opera Gallery, Calligraphy, Paris, France, (2013)
  • Opera Gallery, Flags, London, UK (2014)

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

  • Group Exhibition Iranian Artist’s Jordan, (1999)
  • +30 Group and Gunen Group Metropolitan, Tokyo, (2000)
  • +30 Group and Gunen GroupKinza Gallery, Tokyo, (2000)
  • +30 Group Paris Triennale, (2001)
  • Group Exhibition Video Art, Venice, (2002)
  • +30 Group Exhibition High Art, Yerevan, (2003)
  • Venice Biennal Video Art, (2003)
  • Paris Group Exhibition Cite des Arts, (2004)
  • Iranian Artist’s Group Exhibition Video Art (Elliot Lake) Canada, (2007)
  • Iranian Artist’s Group Exhibition (Caravan) in Venice, (2007)
  • Middle East Artist’s Group in Waterhouse & Dodd, London, (2008)
  • October Group Exhibition vila marbllo zon vila Terraglio, Italy, (2009)
  • Iranian Artist’s Nar Gallery, USA, (2009)
  • Group Exhibition Besharat Gallery Atlanta, USA, (2010)
  • Group Exhibition Art Gallery, Venice, (2010)
  • Group Exhibition Rira Gallery, Dubai, (2012)
  • Group Exhibition Tara Gallery, Santa Monica ,USA, (2013)
  • Shanghai Biennale, (2013)
  • Group Exhibition Nicolas Flamel Gallery , Paris, (2013)
  • Islamic Art Museum Opening ,Malaysia, (2013)
  • Group Exhibition (pop art) Nicolas Flamel Gallery , Paris, (2013)
  • Group Exhibition Total Art Gallery ,Dubai, (2016)
  • Group Exhibition (Time Machine ),Nicolas Flamel Gallery ,Paris, (2016)
  • Group Exhibition (Become the sky ),Nicolas Flamel Gallery ,Paris, (2017)

IRAN GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • First Annual Painting Exhibition Azad University, (1992)
  • First Group Exhibiyion of Soureh Visual Arts, (1992)
  • Group Exhibition of shahed Gallery, (1992)
  • Group Exhibition of the Azad University, (1993)
  • Group Exhibition 3 Painters Aria Gallery, (1994)
  • Group Exhibition Seihoon Gallery, (1994)
  • Group Exhibition 3 Painters Aria Gallery, (1994)
  • Group Exhibition 3 Painters Aria Gallery, (1995)
  • 4 th Biennal of Iranian Painting, (1997)
  • Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Designers Barg Gallery, (1997)
  • Group Exhibition Painting University of Art’s Gallery, (1998)
  • Group Exhibition 100 Painter Artist Golestan Gallery, (1998)
  • Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Designers Barg Gallery, (1998)
  • Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Designers Barg Gallery, (1999)
  • First Annual Exhibition of Iranian Designers Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, (1999)
  • Group Exhibition Nature Painting Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, (1999)
  • 5 th Biennal of Iranian Painting Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, (2000)
  • +30 Group Exhibition Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, (2000)
  • Group Exhibition (Gheshm) Iranian Artist’s House, (2000)
  • Group Exhibition Firoozeh Gallery, (2001)
  • 2nd Annual of +30 Group Exhibition Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, (2001)
  • Group Exhibition Iranian Artist’s House, (2001)
  • 1st Conceptual Art Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, (2001)
  • Group Exhibition of Conceptual Art Barg Gallery, (2001)
  • +30 Group Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfehan, (2001)
  • Group Exhibition Art Cultural Center, (2002)
  • Group Exhibition Adam & Eve Art Cultural Center, (2002)
  • +30 Group Exhibition Zanjan University, (2002)
  • Group Exhibition Jahannama Gallery, (2002)
  • Group Exhibition Video Art Azad Designers Gallery, (2003)
  • Group Exhibition Video Art Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2003)
  • 13 Group Exhibition Aban Gallery, (2004)
  • Group Exhibition Installation & Video Art Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2004)
  • Spiritual Art Exhibition Niavaran Art Cultural Center, Tehran, (2005)
  • Group Exhibition Mah Gallery, (2005)
  • Group Exhibition Atbin Gallery, (2005)
  • Group Exhibition Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2010)
  • Group Exhibition Henna Gallery, (2010)
  • Group Exhibition Pardis Gallery, (2012)
  • 3nd Annual Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2014)
  • Group Exhibition A group of Gilan Painters Laleh Gallery, (2014)
  • Group Exhibition Freedom of GAZA Niavaran Cultural Center, (2014)
  • Group Exhibition ,Shila Gallery ,Tehran, (2014)
  • Annual Group Exhibition Iranian Society of Painters(Iranian Artist’s House Gallery), (2014)
  • Group Exhibition Culture of Peace Ehsan Lajevardi Gallery, (2014)
  • Group Exhibition Experience Panjereh Gallery, (2015)
  • Group Exhibition Saba Cultural Center, (2015)
  • Group Exhibition Melal Gallery, (2015)
  • 2nd Group Exhibition Culture of Peace(Niavaran Art Cultural Center, Tehran), (2015)
  • Group Exhibition Peace on paper(Niavaran Art Cultural Center, Tehran), (2016)
  • Group Exhibition 4th grand Festival (Art for Peace) Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2016)
  • International painting symposium, Paris, (2016)
  • Group Exhibition (Reflex) White line Gallery ,Tehran, (2017)
  • Group Exhibition (Plasco) White line Gallery ,Tehran, (2017)
  • Annual Group Exhibition ,Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, (2017)
  • Research expo .5, Group Exhibition Iranian Society of Painters, (2017)
  • Group Exhibition (Naghsh band) Vista Gallery ,Tehran, (2017)
  • International painting symposium (Master class), Athena, (2017)
Blue

Fereydoon Omidi (b. 1967) Blue

Signed, 2012 Oil on canvas

UK

Fereydoon Omidi (b. 1967) UK

Flags Signed, 2014 Oil and flourescent color with corona on canvas

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

SENSATION

London Gallery

SENSATION

group exhibition, 05 April - 20 June

Iranian Focused CAMA Gallery Opens New Space In London With Aims To Educate The Masses  Harpers bazaar Arabia

Iranian Focused CAMA Gallery Opens New Space In London With Aims To Educate The Masses Harpers bazaar Arabia

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22 July, 2018


Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

CAMA Gallery, a Persian art specialist from Iran, has opened its first London gallery in Westminster.

04 June, 2018


Sensation Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery London

Sensation Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery London

Attempts to isolate Iran politically for these past four decades have had an unexpected result: they have driven forward a dramatically innovative national contemporary arts scene.

21 May, 2018


We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian arts

We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian arts

Their works, which capture a different side of life in Iran, are shifting for vast sums. As the first gallery devoted to Iranian art opens in Britain, we go behind the scenes

04 May, 2018


Sensation an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists

Sensation an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists

Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery today the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists.

05 April, 2018