Kiarash Khazaei

Born 1983 in Iran, currently lives and works in Paris. Khazaei studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (2015-2019) under Professor Amy Sillman and Monika Baer. In 2018 he participated in the Fire Island Artist Residency Exhibition, at Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York.


Upcoming exhibition at Lungley gallery (2021) [solo].


Kiarash Khazaei's paintings offer glimpses into a subliminal world. Strangely intimate, his figures negotiate a space for both ideas and feelings, inflicted with a nervous empathy.

He paints with intuition and immediacy, attempting to purposefully broach the fragmented expanse of affect, of embarrassment and awkwardness. As layers overlap and forms collide, Khazaei’s painting descends into a spectacle of action and associative reference where bodily experience, memory and perception are implicated.

Windy Rooftop and the Anal Staircase (2019)
Oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm.

Untitled (2018)
Mixed media on paper, 40 x 30 cm.

Rainy Day (2017-19)
Oil on canvas, 200 x 165 cm.

Coupling (2017)
Oil on canvas, 150 x 130 cm.

Forever Running After You (2017)
Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm.

Almost There (2017)
Mixed media on board, 50 x 40 cm.

Untitled (2017)
Colour pencil on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm.

Untitled (2018)
Mixed media on paper, 100 x 80 cm.

Untitled (2019)
Oil on cardboard, 52 x 48 cm
Artist made aluminium frame.

Untitled (2018)
Oil on cardboard, 48 x 36 cm.

Untitled (2018)
Pen on paper, 30 x 24 cm.

Oh Really! 2017
Mixed media on canvas, 73 x 61cm