Faramarz Zahedi (b. 1958, Tehran) was an avid painter and street photographer active in London throughout the 1970s and ’80s. As an ‘un-schooled artist’ Faramarz pursued his artistic practice whilst working as a bilingual clerk at the Iranian consulate and caring for his family. The father of the award-winning artist Abbas Zahedi, Faramarz never saw his son become an artist due to being wrongfully expatriated by the British government in the late 1980s.
Faramarz had a rich interest in numerable visual forms. Alongside his haunting paintings and stills of London life, his stamp collection pays tribute to his keen artistic eye and the attention he paid to the subtleties of life.
Over the coming months and years, Belmacz will be working with Abbas and other cultural organisations to situate Faramarz’s works within British art’s histories. Our aim, as custodians for the estate, is to not only share these stunning works with a greater public, but to celebrate Faramarz’s artistic legacy; indeed his impact.
further information and an archive of works will be published online soon
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