Reza Ghazavi

Reza Ghazavi (b. 1987, Isfahan, Iran) has a BFA in Painting from Tehran’s Shahed University and an MFA in Art Research from the University of Semnan. He has held three solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions. Ghazavi lives and works in Tehran.


The exhibition is the face of a woman that, when you see many of her photos, conveys dozens of different faces. A diversity that a single sensation vibrates within it. Perhaps, it is something like a portrait by Rembrandt, whose diversity of moods and alterations do not deny him being Rembrandt and the painter came out of this whirlwind of change triumphantly. The series is another attempt to register that very moment I found once more in the face of a woman. “A Day in the Life: February 12-Feburay 13” is the story of seven years of her life, whose first day was on February 12, in a snowy night in Tehran, and its last day was seven years later on February 13, while snow was still falling on her life.

Reza Ghazavi, untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 136 cm, 2018
Reza Ghazavi, untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm, 2018
Reza Ghazavi ,untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on cardboard. 78 x 58 cm, frame size: 92.5 x 73 cm, 2017
Reza Ghazavi ,untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on cardboard. 61 x 49 cm, frame size: 74.5 x 63 cm, 2017
Reza Ghazavi ,untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on cardboard. 63 x 48 cm, frame size: 77.5 x 62.5 cm, 2017
Reza Ghazavi ,untitled, from “A Day in the Life: February 12-February 13” series, oil and acrylic on cardboard. 63 x 64 cm, frame size: 73 x 74 cm, 2017