Looking for the cat | 2015 | oil on canvas | 290 x 390 cm
Fermentation | 2016 | oil on canvas | 200 x 265 cm
Untitled No.9 | from Haze series | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 30 x 40 cm
Untitled No.3 | from Haze series | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 50 x 60 cm
Untitled No.1 | from Haze series | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 190 x 270 cm
XO | from Haze series | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 190 x 270 cm
Leap | 2016 | oil on canvas | 105 x 130 cm
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Majid Fathizadeh

Majid Fathizadeh b.1977 (Iranian) is an Iranian artist based in Iran, creating paintings inspired by the European Old Masters but which depict the chaos of our own times, from environmental catastrophe to biopolitics and the relentless humanitarian disaster of war. His dark and enigmatic sepia-toned works feature a macabre cast of characters engrossed in a grotesque and relentless dance – a darkly seductive, densely populated underworld where naked figures crawl into the mouths and bellies of gigantic fish and giants wander blasted landscapes. Often created on a monumental scale, these savage and unsettling satires on contemporary folly are told with a cacophony of visual storytelling, delivered with a painterly delicacy. A collaborator with Fathizadeh, the novelist and screenwriter Jean Claude Carriere notes, ‘He (Fathizadeh) exposes his own world beside ours. The world which year after year has deepened and coloured itself. Majid has opened the doors to us and dares us to follow him.”