Peyman Shaafi b. 1974

b. 1974


Peyman Shaafi spent his youth as a diligent scholar of calligraphy and Persian scripture. Shaafi’s earlier works drew from classic Nastaleeq design, one of the main calligraphic hands used in writing the Persian alphabet, before a shift that saw the artist attempt to reformat the rules and develop his own abstract approach which conflated design and script. Astrology and geometry became of increasing concern to the artist who later began to produce works rooted in eastern and western approaches to stargazing and future-seeking. 


Shaafi has pioneered a fresh approach to his medium whereby he formulates 3D modular canvases in varied geometrical shapes which he constructs and stretches by hand. Shaafi then adorns them with oil paint and unexpected materials such as broken mirrors and glass to create experimental textures and aesthetic effects.



2021, Tabari Artspace, Dubai, UAE

2014, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Los Angeles, United States 2013, Galerie Nicolas Flamel, Paris, France



2020, Group expo linda farrell gallery paris dec 2020 2017, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2017, Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2016, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2011, Galatea Art Gallery Dubai, UAE2012, Mojdeh art gallery, Tehran, Iran



2015, Seyhoun online auction, Tehran, IranAyyam Young Collectors Auction, Dubai, UAE



2021, Tehran Times, Tabari Artspace to showcase Peyman Sha’afi’s “Presence of the Future"