About Mohammad Barrangi
Renowned Illustrator, Artist and Athlete
Mohammad Barrangi is an illustrator and print-maker. Originally from Iran, currently he lives and works in London.
Barrangi’s artworks combine elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling and touches of humour. Using a unique creative process with handmade traditional calligraphy pens and a
blend of mark making styles, Barrangi creates small pieces that are often expanded into large scale murals. This transformation is achieved through an exploration of laser photocopying, collagraph and collage. Fusing these elements in one process, the artist creates works that encompass a range of disparate visual motifs, each holding separate connotations of specific eras or cultures, but creating a unique cross-cultural style in combination. This otherworldly body of work is often inspired by ancient Persian scholars as well as the Persian Epic ‘The Conference of the Birds’ by Attar of Nishapur.
Barrangi regularly exhibits in the UK and internationally, and his work has been featured in multiple publications, festivals, and prizes. These include Muestra del IV Premi International, Tragaluz; Pressing Matters; Shape Open 2018: Collective Influence; Illustrate 2018, Portugal; Art TSUM, Kiev; Ratata Festival, Macerata; The 6th International Tokyo Mini-Print Triennial; Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2018; Story Museum, Oxford; and Hafez Gallery in Saudi Arabia 2019. As of June 2019, two of Barrangi’s works have been acquired by the British Museum for their permanent collection.
Awards and Prizes
Recipient of Honorary Diploma, 5th Tallinn Illustrations Triennial, Estonia, 2017
First prize, Tragaluz IV international Award, Colombia 2017
Honorary Diploma from Image of the Book contest (fiction section), Russia, 2017
First prize, Illustration, COW International Design Festival, Ukraine, 2015
First Prize, Belgrade Illustration Festival, Serbia, 2009
Exhibitions and Events:
Permanent collection of Islamic and Modern Middle Eastern Art at the British Museum.
Eastern Bird workshop, Wakefield Cathedral, UK
Interview with Pressing Matters magazines, UK
Human Rights EDU group exhibition of UNESCO, Italy
Who Are We? Workshop and Commission, Tate Modern, UK
Solo Exhibition, Wakefield Cathedral, UK
The Kingdom of the Rose, homage to the female figure, France
Invited to Peace Exhibition from reunification of North and South Korea and Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Japan
Fourth International Illustration Exhibition, Colombia
Love International Exhibition, the Art TSUM, Kiev
Finalist, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy
Collective Influence: Shape Exhibition, London
Illustrate 2018, Portugal
Common Ground, curated by Juan DelGado for Platforma Festival, Vane Gallery, UK
Selected cover album design, Art Think publisher, Italy
Finalist of Third Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators’ competition, China
Finalist of the Bridgeman Studio Award, England
Finalist of the Hirosaki Apple Design Award, Tokyo
Invited to the Dokdo`s peace poster exhibition, Korea
The Migration Post Card Project, Bratislava
The Pattern Design of Paper Festival- Korea, China and Italy
International Arsenal Book Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
Tutor of the workshop, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan, Iran
Tutor of the workshop of “I will tell you from the East”, for Post-graduate students, Islamic Azad University of Ramsar
Invited for one day workshop by United Nations for Disabled artists in Syria
THAT`S A MOLE! Illustration Festival, Italy
Nami Concours International Picture Book Festival, Korea
Accepted in Golden Pinwheel Festival, China
Accepted in the Bio-Art contest, South Korea
Accepted in Turkey Printmaking Festival
Accepted in Sharjah Dubai Printmaking Festival
Accepted in 3th Nami illustration Festival
Participation in Alice Illustrations Always Time for Tea, European Tour from 2015 to 2017
Accepted in Fadjr Film Festival of fourth period in 2012 and in 2016
Accepted in Student yearbook (the Semat publisher)
Several Group Exhibitions in Aria Gallery From 2012 to 2016
Illustration Group Exhibition in Mehrva Gallery, 2016
Illustration Group Exhibition in Koochebagh Gallery, 2016
Printmaking Exhibition in Chav Gallery, 2012
Illustration Group Exhibition in Ou Gallery, 2011
Illustration Group Exhibition in Farzad Gallery, 2016
Painting Group Exhibition in Niyavaran Hall from 2013 to 2015
Solo exhibition, Children’s Museum of Estonia, 2016-2017
Group illustration exhibition with Viive Noor, Finland, 2017
Bachelor Degree in Graphics, Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon
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