Pooya Aryanpour’s intellectual grounding in Persian cultural symbols and artistic techniques, coupled with his exploration of the properties of abstract art create artworks where colour and line, form and content unite to create a mysterious whole infused with mysticism and suspense. Abstract shapes and vivid colours harmoniously morph and fuse to become new forms: organisms, architectural constructions, flowers, medusas, leaves, birds, letters, music notes... The artist therefore crystallizes for a moment in time the vaporous natural forms and fleeting symbols of the world before they dissolve into ether.


Pooya Ayranpour questions the philosophical and artistic ideals of finitude and perfection by deconstructing reality and emphasising the inherent gaps in human perception. For the artist, nothing is ever complete, reality is in a constant and never-ending state of flux and evolution.  Aryanpour’s artworks are therefore “accidental events”, dynamic creations subject to change. The artist establishes parallels between the natural world and the conceptual realm by breaking down the tangible world into fundamental elements and reconstructing them one by one.


Pooya Aryanpour grew up in Tehran in a family of academics. His father is an emblematic figure of Iran’s intellectual sphere and a pioneer in adapting modern social sciences to the Iranian context in the 1960s.  The artist experienced an unusual upbringing and was home schooled from childhood in order to learn about life and art through freedom and self-discovery.  His upbringing is reflected in his artworks, which aim to search for ‘truth by deconstruction of the visible.” Aryanpour’s work draws its conceptual roots in Jacques Derrida’s theory of ‘Deconstructivism’, which his father helped introduce to the Iranian academia and which shaped the artist’s philosophical and artistic vision.


Born in Tehran, Iran in 1971, Pooya Aryanpour obtained a BA and MA in Painting at the School of Plastic Arts and at the Azad University, Tehran, Iran. He currently lives and works in Tehran and teaches Painting, Drawing and Art History at Azad University, Tehran.  His work has been widely exhibited in Iran and internationally.