Farajabadi spends his days working in his studio and communicate his artistic practice through social
media, which during the last years have become for him a window to the inaccessible
world. Farajabadi especially appreciates Instagram - based on images only - since this medium not
only gives him an opportunity to display his works in an immediate way but also to create a contact
with his audience worldwide. Social media have made him a part of the international art world. He
stresses that virtual spaces like Instagram function beyond the geographical and political
boundaries of countries, which has a great significance for an artist working in Iran.
Farajabadi is first and foremost a painter. During the painting process the artist allows himself to be
led by a combination of conscious and involuntary actions. By creating such an openness to the
unknown he trusts to come across a meaning, which might occur sporadically and unexpectedly,
instead of systematically searching for it. For Farajabadi, his paintings origin from his rich
unconsciousness that might be universal and carry therefore a certain timelessness. He believes
that there are some things in life that seem to exist beyond the boundaries of time and space.
Using the all-over composition Farajabadi creates tension through explosions of forceful
brushstrokes of acrylic paint on unprimed canvas and powerful concentrations of rudimentary
marks, often layered on top of each other. These marks disguise now and then as vague
hieroglyphic signs, ancient calligraphy, letters of non-existing alphabet, but also graffiti and
sometimes suggest a figure. In this recent series the artist addresses the idea of a paradox in the
form of the endless starting point. Farajabadi’s sensitive and highly energetic gestural paintings
escape any geographical categorizations, but instead relate to recent developments and the
history of the medium painting.