Lot 258 - Farsad Labbauf - Linear Study No.1
Lot 258 - Farsad Labbauf - Linear Study No.1

Lot 258 - Farsad Labbauf - Linear Study No.1

Acrylic on Paper

Farsad Labbauf is an Iranian artist living and working in the New York area. Best known for his linear figurative paintings, he immigrated to US at thirteen. After enrolling in Rhode Island School of Design in 1982, Labbauf received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by a second degree in Industrial Design. His linear figurative paintings are inspired in part by studies in quantum physics and a reverence for such ideas as Unity and Monism. The origins of Labbauf's work lie in Figurative Expressionism, a style he practiced for more than two decades, leading to the creation of his linear figurative painting styles.



Bachelor of Fine Arts (1986) + Bachelor of Industrial Design(1987),  
Rhode Island School of Design 



Labbauf's paintings have been featured in more than sixty group shows across the globe, including the Saatchi Gallery in London and Ex Aurum Museum in Pescara, Italy, in addition to solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Tehran and Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art. Labbauf's work can be found in numerous public and private collections including The Salsali Museum, The Saatchi Gallery, Newark Museum of Art, The Afkhami Collection, Carsten de Boer Art Collection, Lie Sang Bong Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art in Esfahan.Roya Khadjavi Projects, New York NY - Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran 


About the postcard artworks 

Since early 2000s, I have used lines in painting and and collage mediums to assemble images, mostly figurative. The concentration of that effort was on using curvilinear lines to compose detailed portraits. Starting in 2017, I started to introduce other content into my work as well as explore the use of straight lines in the assembly. 'Linear Studies #1 & #2' are details of those explorations and application.