Meghdad Lorpour Iranian, b. 1983


Meghdad Lorpour (b. 1983, Shiraz, Iran) is a painter based in Tehran, Iran. Throughout his career, Meghdad’s subject matter has ranged from portraiture to landscape and still life, and his analytical approach to every aspect of his work has constantly evolved. He begins with a multi-layered phase of research, which includes deep dives into related literature, travel, documentation, and recording oral histories, and continues by exploring his recollections of the research process as sketches and experiments in technique and representation. After his early focus on portraiture, inspired by Persian mythology and Miniature Painting, Lorpour soon shifted towards looking at animals in their natural habitats, contextualizing them in his research on mythological history. More recently, he has focused on nature itself — landscapes and the different aspects of the natural environment. The artist has been meticulously looking at nature through certain points of view and sought to induce inner mythological layers to his settings while depicting natural scenery. Meghdad Lorpour studied painting in Shahed University, Tehran. His work has been exhibited in four solo exhibitions, including a show at +2, two at Mah Art Gallery, as well as over twenty group exhibitions and international art fair presentations.