Firouz FarmanFarmaian

“FarmanFarmaian’s multimedia works revolve around the ideas of movement and memory as they apply to the life and consciousness of a self-identified nomad. ” ​ The Huffington Post lives and works in Tarifa, Spain and Paris, France.


History and memory inform the work of Persian-born artist Firouz Farman Farmaian, whose lifetime of living in exile in Paris, France profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual character. “It is a circumstance that ultimately shapes lives,” says the artist, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. As such, his compositions possess vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art, and philosophy.

Organic 1 – Organic 2 | Pigment, acrylic, oil pastel on Berber tent fabric | 2016

Rooted in Persian lore, and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, Farman Farmaian’s diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture. The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. Each work is the result of careful contemplation of the techniques and tools that will achieve a singular aesthetic and emotional intention. These, in turn, are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film, and music.

Firouz Farmanfarmaian | Photo by Marco Mora

Organic 3 – Organic 5 | Pigment, acrylic, oil pastel on berber tent fabric | 2016

Organic 7 – Organic 8 | Pigment, acrylic, oil pastel on Berber tent fabric | 2016