Faghihi Younes

  • country
  • Iran
  • disciplines
  • calligraphy, music, painting, percussion, sculpture
  • languages
  • English, Farsi, French
  • born on 31.05.1981
  • in Maragheh, Iran
  • lives in Paris, France

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Born in 1981 in Iran in the province of Azerbâdjân-e Sharghi, Younes Faghihi was marked by the war between Iran and Iraq, during which his father was killed. He began calligraphy and painting at the age of twelve. He studied plastic arts at the University of Azâd in Tehran and calligraphy with the Iranian Calligraphy Society. He has won numerous competitions and awards for his work, and regularly exhibits his work in Tehran. In 2010, after obtaining a Master’s degree in advertising at the University of Cyprus in Tehran, he was welcomed into a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, where he decided to stay. He has exhibited widely, particularly in Paris, but also in Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkey and the United States, and gives courses. He is a member of the Agency Artists in Exile. His dual training as a calligrapher and painter, in Iran and France, has led him to rethink a range of tools and techniques derived both from traditional Persian calligraphy and from advances in modern Western painting aimed at rethinking the nature of the pictorial gesture. He responds to commissions ranging from screen printing and painting to monumental sculpture. In 2023, he obtained his DNSEP from EESAB, the École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne.