Shirin Art Gallery Nov 2013 Farshid Larimian 01

„Farshido Larimian’s manner to work has a lot to do with seeing, watching, perceiving, finding and feeling. He goes to flea markets and discovers and finds things that human beings gave away, that got lost, that probably were important to somebody, that contain stories, time and places. Farshido locates these old objects in his new large-format drawings and installations. He charges them with new meanings and contemporary questions.
 Playfully he slips for instance old mirrors into the hand of his very delicate drawned portraits of women or he pieces cloth, wallpapers and dolls together to new installations, that on the one hand can irritate and on the other hand can tempt.
He shows the reverse side of old yellowed cardboards by directing the attention to that that blocked our gaze for decades. The other side, in a subtle and aesthetic way Farshido is capable of drawing a bow between the past and the present.“
 says Veronika Dirnhofer

-- Artist Statement

„ I believe in the saying, that the best ideas will come on the right time, with the right material and match up in a perfect outcome. I do not believe in tying oneself as an artist to one specific art style or material. For me, concept and material follow inspiration and idea, not the other way around.

To come to this ‘perfect outcome’, I use fine techniques and patience. Patience for finding the right materials and collecting objects that are special or useful with wondering around flea markets and gathering knick-knacks of the past to make a use of them later on. However, up until there is no specific idea in mind I put them aside. Then…I opt for a collage, Monochrome drawing, Classical oil painting or whatever my favorite medium that suits the idea best.
An artist, through his creative process, matches and brings together seemingly unrelated things and when he is done, the final product is a harmonious piece that seems as if the materials always belonged together(a.i.th.a.b.t.)

My inspiration comes from daily life and all the surprises that it brings along. On a personal note, I also like surprises…that’s why I like to keep surprising myself and others with my artworks.“


-- Bio. & CV

Farshid Larimian ( FARSHIDO )

Born in Nov.1983 in Babol / Iran

Lives and works since 2007 in Vienna / Austria

-- Education:
Currently studying in the Master study of Fine arts - Academy of Fine arts Vienna With ( O. Univ. Prof. Gunter Damisch )
2010 Graduated with bachelor's degree in Fine arts Academy of fine arts Vienna
2007 Graduated with bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Industries Processes Design), Tehran/ Iran
-- Selected Exhibitions:
- |Present Perfect Continuous| Road-works Vienna / Austria 2013
-Vienna Art fair with Carbon12 Dubai / Austria 2012 
-Baroque Castle Mistelbach / Austria 2012
- Fellner Wratzfeld & P , Vienna / Austria 2012
-9th Naoussa International Film Festival/Greece 2012
- Participant at the Strategic project in III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art «Qui Vive?»- MOMA MOSCOW 2012
-Without Border2 / Isfahan/Contemporary Museum of Art / Iran 2012
" SHOW OFF!”, SPM- Salsali Private Museum , Dubai / UAE  2011
"Hinterland meets Iran ", Vienna art week / Austria 2011
“Devision by Zero”, Carbon12, Dubai / UAE   2011 
"For whom the Bell Tolls", City Museum St. Pölten / Austria 2011
“Her Eternal Presence”, Academy of fine arts, Vienna / Austria 2011    
"The lady's mole" film show, Diletto's art salon, Vienna / Austria 2011 
Lithography (Stone Print) Exhibition, Artist House Munich / Germany 2010
“WOMAN”, I.L.V Amsterdam / the Netherlands 2010
 “GREENWHITERED”, Spittelberg Theater, Vienna/Austria 2010 
Akzent Theater Vienna / Austria 2009
Concert House Vienna / Austria 2009
Odeon Theater Vienna / Austria 2009
-- Awards:

Selected designer and producer for the Award of "Viennese diversity 2013 "
Selected artist for the Strategic project in III Moscow International for Young Art  2012
Participant and screened experimental film at the 9th Naoussa International Film Festival. 2012 / Greece
Was nominated as one of the selected artists for the online Gallery at IEEA International Emerging Artist Award 2013
Was nominated as one of the Finalists of the ‘Schiller Public art Competition’ 2013 / Austria
2d Winner of Mistelbach Marionette Competition 2012 / Austria
Selected at Yassavoli Painting Contest for Art Book of the year of Iranian Contemporary artists 2011-2012/ IRAN
Selected at Yassavoli Photography Contest for Art Book of the year of Iranian Contemporary artists 2011-2012 / IRAN
3rd Annual e-Festival of Prize | Persbook | 2012 / IRAN
2nd Annual e-Festival of Prize | Persbook| 2012 / IRAN /Exhibited at Museum of Contemporary art Isfahan / IRAN

Portrait of Farshido by ORF 2 - main TV Channel Austria , September 2012
Interview with Cultural TV Russia July 2012
 Interview by Nadine Knotzer -  "Contemporary practice” , march 2012
Diletto Austria May 2012
"Bücherinnen, - die”, Salon for Art-book, Vienna / Austria
Fresh palette of irreverence / Gulf news 1th July 2011
A lesson in art - Art Features / Division by Zero - Time out Dubai July 2012
Academy of fine arts Vienna official website / March 2011
-- Public Collections:
SPM- Salsali Private Museum, Dubai/ UAE

Commission for I'Atelier Camelia / UAE
---- Public art:
MOMA, Moscow / Russia 2012-2013
Schiller Square Vienna / Austria 2012-2013
                                                                      last update : October  2013

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