The architecture in the city of Tehran is a mixed bag. One building can have a nice modern facade, while the surrounding buildings are just simple and gray. This discrepancy in building practices led to the government allotting a budget committed to making public art a greater priority. For the past eight years, local Iranian artists have been commissioned to do large murals on the blank buildings to “color” up the city they all love.
One such artist is Mehdi Ghadyanloo, a 33 year old living in Tehran. Being one of the primary artists granted to do the murals, he has painted over 100 walls in the city. His creativity beams as walls are converted to large aquariums, futuristic scenes and dreamy illusions – often merging with the blue sky they inhabit. Check out his works: