FARHAD NIKFAM

Farhad Nikfam (b. 1987) is an iranian-azeri painter raised at the crossroads of post-soviet, south caucasian and persian cultures yet influenced by a romanticized image of western world of the 90's and 2000’s, the artist discovers and explores new worlds, where all of these coexist.

His paintings depict the space where the artist managed to unite the objective reality and his fantasies - whether it be his own design of a beer bottle he would prefer to drink from or of an armchair he would like to sit on or fanciful scenarios where the only portal for a mermaid to escape an apartment building could be a toilet bowl.

Numerous plots embedded in each of the recent paintings are united by a common form - a shelf in a mobile phone store or a common facade of a building, or a bouquet, but are autonomous per se.

Inspired by the freedom of primitivism, as well as by industrial design (his first field of studies), Farhad creates new forms of daily life - angular and naive at the same time.

The eye-catching sharpness and directness of lines are combined with the straightforward childlike perception, love for bright colors and non-ergonomic technology objects from the 90s. In his own words, the artist should live life to the fullest to tell his own story.
Eros
Eros
120 x 100 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2021
Untitled
Untitled
100 x 85 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2021 | In private collection
Untitled
Untitled
85 x 100 cm | oil, acrylic and ballpoint pen on canvas | 2020
Solo show
Solo show
120 x 100 cm | oil, acrylic and ballpoint pen on canvas | 2023
Untitled
Untitled
95 x 60 cm | oil and latex house paint on canvas | 2019
Message
Message
100 x 100 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2020
Transparent bouquet
Transparent bouquet
120 x 75 cm | oil, acrylic and ballpoint pen on canvas | 2020
Live flowers
Live flowers
80 x 80 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2020 | In private collection
Double dragon
Double dragon
50 x 40 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2020
Untitled
Untitled
50 x 40 cm | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 2022 | In private collection
Double dragon 2
Double dragon 2
30 x 30 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2023 | In private collection
Rainbow flag
Rainbow flag
63 x 70 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Spectrum
Spectrum
95 x 60 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2019
Work 3 (Flying carpet series)
Work 3 (Flying carpet series)
85 x 85 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2019 | In private collection
Work 2 (Flying carpet series)
Work 2 (Flying carpet series)
85 x 85 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Carpet bombing (Flying carpet series)
Carpet bombing (Flying carpet series)
100 x 100 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2020
Chandelier
Chandelier
60 x 95 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2019
Constellation
Constellation
80 x 90 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2020
Two couples
Two couples
113 x 113 cm | oil and acrylic on canvas | 2019
Untitled
Untitled
100 x 100 cm | oil, acrylic and ballpoint pen on canvas | 2020
Self-portrait
Self-portrait
70 x 50 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Untitled
Untitled
70 x 50 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Transparent skull
Transparent skull
50 x 50 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Asthmatic cat
Asthmatic cat
60 x 90 cm | oil on canvas | 2018
Panulirus ornatus
Panulirus ornatus
60 x 60 cm | oil and spray paint on canvas | 2018
Daffodils
Daffodils
80 x 60 cm | oil on canvas | 2018
Venus flytrap
Venus flytrap
50 x 50 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Untitled
Untitled
85 x 120 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2020
Untitled
Untitled
100 x 100 cm | oil, acrylic and latex house paint on canvas | 2020
Untitled
Untitled
60 x 80 cm | oil on canvas | 2018
Untitled
Untitled
75 x 75 cm | oil on canvas | 2019
Untitled
Untitled
75 x 75 cm | oil and latex house paint on canvas | 2019
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