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Mohammad Barrangi: A Live Art Installation

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Mohammad Barrangi: A Live Art Installation

Location: The San Diego Museum of Art


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Wednesday, October 4–Friday, October 6
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PT daily
Colonnade entrance to the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court (next to Panama 66 restaurant)


See illustrator and artist Mohammad Barrangi share an important aspect of his artistic practice through a live demonstration of the reverse print transfer process that has become a signature aspect of his work. The artist will spend three days going methodically through the steps he takes to produce large-scale works such as Migration (2018), acquired by the Museum in 2021, on this occasion conceiving a diptych inspired by Iranian history and visual traditions.


About the Artist

Born in Rasht, Iran, and now based in the United Kingdom, Mohammad Barrangi is a globally recognized artist as well as a medal-winning athlete who has represented Iran internationally in the 100-meter sprint. Born without full mobility in his left arm, Barrangi 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, Barrangi combines elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and humor to create intimate works on handmade paper that are often expanded into large-scale murals.

Barrangi holds a degree in graphic design from the Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon and recently graduated from the Royal Drawing School in London. He has extensively exhibited his work around the world, winning numerous awards and recognition leading to the publication of numerous illustrations by him in a variety of books. His works have been acquired by the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Royal Family Collection, and the National Government Collection in the UK; the Cluj Napoka Art Museum in Romania; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Diego Museum of Art in the United States.


This program is an Art + Empathy event organized by The San Diego Museum of Art and supported by cultural partnerships with Farhang Foundation in Los Angeles and the Persian Cultural Center in San Diego.


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October 4, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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