Morteza Pourhosseini Iranian, b. 1985
Morteza Pourhosseini (b. 1985, Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran) received his BA in Painting from Shahed University of Art (2010). He has held 4 solo exhibits to date and has participated in more than 50 group exhibitions and events. Pourhosseini's last solo exhibition, "In-Between", with +2 was held December 24, 2021 until Friday January 07, 2022. Works of the artist in "In-between" framed his contemporary characters within the tradition of religious iconography of northern Europe. Their covered eyes, gazes that were lowered or beheld the horizon, their pliant bodies, pointed to an incident – an incident that has taken place and whose consequences were yet to come to light. "In-Between" seems to emphasize this sense of being on the threshold, "They are just one step from the Fall and the faceless figures are only observers." Works of Pourhosseini are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA and Salsai Private Museum, Dubai, UAE. He is a member of the Association of Iranian Painter Artists.