The Museum | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 213.3 x 292.1 cm
The Vitrine | 2017 | acrylic on panel | 121.9 x 152.4 cm
Touching The Edge | 2017 | acrylic on panel | 50.8 x 60.96 cm
The Party | 2016 | acrylic on canvas | 167.6 x 184.15 cm
The National Security Advisor | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 60.9 x 60.9 cm
Shooting the Edge | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 213.3 x 274.3 cm
Séance | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 152.4 x 152.4 cm
Declassified | 2017 | acrylic on wood | 152.4 x 152.4 cm
7RDS-220 | 2016 | acrylic on canvas | 167.6 x 182.8 cm
The Cell | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 165.1 x 152.4 cm
The National Day | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 152.4 x 182.8 cm
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Taha Heidari

Iranian‭, ‬b‭. ‬1986

Lives and works in Baltimore‭, ‬MD

Taha Heydari is interested in painting as a possibility of encountering what images do in relation to what they are made of‭.‬

Heydari uses acrylic and various palette knives‭, ‬rollers‭, ‬and airbrush to create complex‭, ‬highly detailed surfaces where he can accentuate the significance of tools‭, ‬material‭, ‬and technology in the act of representation‭.‬

Pixelated broken tv images‭, ‬caused by Iranian government satellite jamming‭, ‬triggered Heydari’s fascination with the moment of glitch‭. ‬He considers glitch as a visible instance of separation between what an image does‭, ‬what it is made of‭, ‬and how it appears to us‭.‬

Taha Heydari is originally from Tehran‭, ‬Iran‭, ‬where he grew up with an integral relationship to Persian miniature and trained in that school of painting from an early age‭. ‬He moved to Baltimore in 2014‭ ‬for his MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art and now works in full time in his studio in Baltimore‭.‬