Parham Ghalamdar is a painter with a background in graffiti. He studied MA in painting at Manchester School of Art, specialising in oil painting. His recent work examines the relationship between contemporary painting with the past to negotiate the present. Ghalamdar expanded his painting and drawing practice into the digital realm since the temporary closure of his studio during the national lockdown in 2020. This resulted in 9000 frames of animation produced in the past two years.
He has recently finished two short animations/films in collaboration with the director Martin Cooper, commissioned by the Oscar-winning artist, animator and filmmaker, Joan Gratz.
Ghalamdar is a member of the Workplace Foundation’s Community of Artists.
Recent solo exhibitions include Fig.1 at Caustic Coastal, A Fine Kettle of Fish at Granada Foundation Galleries HOME, Manchester and Against the Absurdity of Life at Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar Gallery, Monte-Carlo and most recently, Painting: An Unending, at HOME, Manchester. Recent group exhibitions include The Lowry, Salford, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, London Paint Club, Floorr Magazine, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth, Manchester, Beep Painting Biennale, Swansea, Asia Now Art Fair, Paris. In 2022 he undertook a residency at Desire Lines Residency Programme.
Image Credit: Parham Ghalamdar, Untitled, 2023