Mohammad Barrangi: Playing in Wonderland

29 October 2022 – 5 March 2023
Gallery 1
This autumn, Attenborough Arts Centre is delighted to present a major exhibition of new work by Mohammad Barrangi. ‘Playing in Wonderland’ will invite audiences to step into the artist’s imaginative world of fantastical characters and colourful scenery.
The newly commissioned work presented here will build upon recent exhibitions at The Art House Wakefield and Edinburgh Printmakers, in which Mohammad has pushed his practice into larger scale works, installation and sculpture.
Mohammad Barrangi was born in Rasht, Iran, in 1988. Now based in the UK, he is both a globally recognized artist and a medal-winning athlete who has represented Iran internationally in the 100m sprint.
Born without full mobility in his left arm, Mohammad has developed a unique artistic practice that utilizes his right hand and both feet to create his distinctive works. Blending traditional calligraphy with experimental mark-making techniques, he combines elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and touches of humour to create intimate works on handmade paper that are often expanded into large-scale murals.
Mo Barrangi sat in front of his artwork, which a rectangle with a women painted onto it who has a rabbits mask on, in front of a fruit tree.
A yellow rectangle framed by a beige frame, with an umbrella in the middle, were an upside down zebra and human hold up the pole. To the left of them is a child with horns.
Mohammad Barrangi stood in front of a large canvas which is red, white and orange, featuring a green tree and a women in a window. Mo is holding a zebra head up to his own.
Outside shot of Gallery 1, including the courtyard.

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