Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo established a public art practice in his native Iran by completing more than 100 expansive trompe l’oeil murals on buildings throughout Tehran between 2004 and 2011. In 2016, with the completion of his Spaces of Hope mural at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, he became the first artist since 1979 to receive official commissions in both Iran and the United States. Ghadyanloo’s works envision a fictive architecture of playground slides, tubes, and ladders situated in shallow walled spaces and lit from above by ocular skylights.