Mohammad Barrangi Fashtani

  • Wonderland, Tate Exchange, London, United Kingdom. Photograph: Briony Campbell

About the artist

Mohammad Barrangi Fashtani is an illustrator and printmaker originally from Iran and based in the UK.

Mohammad’s work combines elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and touches of humour. Using a unique creative process, with handmade traditional calligraphy pens and a blend of mark-marking styles, Mohammad creates both small pieces and often expands these to large-scale murals. This is achieved through an exploration of laser photocopying, collograph, 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.

Mohammad regularly exhibits in the UK and internationally, and his work has been featured in multiple publications, festivals, and prizes. These include Muestra del IV Premio International, Tragaluz; Pressing Matters; Shape Open 2018: Collective InfluenceIllustrate 2018, Portugal; Art TSUM, Kiev; Ratata Festival, Macerata; The 6th International Tokyo Mini-Print TriennialBologna Illustrators Exhibition 2018; Story Museum, Oxford; and more.