"Reza Baharvand was born in 1976 in Iran. He graduated from Isfahan University of Art with a Bachelor of painting and continued it up to masters at Tehran University of Art. After graduating, he began his professional career by holding exhibitions in prestigious galleries in Iran and other countries. Since then, he has had six solo shows in Tehran and has participated in dozens of group exhibition and art fairs in Iran, United States, Singapore, and Lebanon. Some of his works are kept in art museums and privet collections now. He is also a lecturer at Tehran University of Art and University of Science and Culture and a member of the Iranian Painters.
Reza Baharvand’s early works were in abstract style but about five years ago he changed his style. In recent years, he has focused on war as the subject in his works. In 2017, his latest series titled “Still Life” was shown in Mah Art Gallery in Tehran.
He says about that: “Every day, many people around the world see a lot of pictures and videos of war on TV or other media. Many people prefer to avoid that and a large number of them who may be impressed by these images and even sympathize with the victims at the moment, usually forget what they have seen just after a few minutes.
The fact is that the news channels have strongly reduced the enormity of war images by broadcasting them repeatedly. It has turned human in to indifference. I am trying to draw people’s attention to this issue.”