Darius Foroutan

“Art, for me, is foremost an “expression”. A few brushstrokes, drawn on a cave wall from the Neolithic age, impresses me much more than a 19th-century battle painting drawn with enormous skill, expertise and time. Yes, it could be said that even with a child's drawing this could be accomplished.”

Composition, 2015 - Ink on drawing board 48 x 70 cm

Austrian Artist, Darius Foroutan was born 1964 in Vienna and spent his youth in Vienna, the "Waldviertel" in Lower Austria and Tehran, Iran. He studied at the Camillo Sitte - Bauschule, Vienna and at Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Technische Universität, Vienna. He has studied Nude and Architectural Drawing and Watercolor under Roland Göschl and Plastic Forms with Frantisek Lesak. During a short study abroad in China, he learned traditional Chinese ink painting. In the early 1990s, he studied oil painting with Mehdi Sadjadi. Darius Foroutan has been working as an Architect and independent artist since 1992 and cooperated with Hans Hollein between 1998-2006. He currently lives and works in Vienna.

Achaemenian Griffin, 2012 - Oil on canvas 55 x 68 cm
Frozen Pond, 2014 - Ink + acrylic on drawing board 48 x 70 cm
Prometheus, 2017 - Acrylic on cardboard 80 x 100 cm
Composition 2015 - Ink and acrylic on vat paper ca. 50 x 70 cm

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