Hossein Khosrojerdi

Immigration, 2010, oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cm

Hossein Khosrojerdi was born in 1957 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated with a diploma from the Tehran boy’s Beaux-arts school of art in 1976 and graduated from the Beaux-arts College, Tehran University in 1985.

After the revolution, when the art scene in Iran dramatically changed, Hossein worked on subjects of war and martyrdom in support of the revolution.

Activate the Space – Version G, 2022, print and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm 

In the next few years, when the revolution brought another round of discrimination and oppression, Hossein’s work turned satiric and critical. Forgotten Principles is the title of a series that best depicted his disappointment and criticism of the political environment at that time (1982-1999).

In 2000, Khosrojerdi’s artwork transformation prompted a unique series of digital media with mummies representing issues that humankind faces on a daily basis.

Memories of Companions – Version F, 2022, print and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 125 cm 

In 2009, an uprising over the fraudulent presidential election in Iran drove Hossein and his four children to seek political asylum in England. In exile, Hossein continued his work starting with a series of dark buildings with the yearning for a place to call home. His most recent work is a collection of abstracts meticulously textured and composed (2010-present).
Couple and the Horse, 2015, oil on canvas, 85 x 105 cm

Khosrojerdi is the winner of numerous awards and juror of major art competitions in Iran and abroad. His work has been exhibited in galleries and auction houses around the world. He currently lives and works in London.